Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China as per WCSP;

Assam; Bangladesh; India; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;


Leaves to 6 x 0.6 cm, falcate, acuminate, glabrous. Peduncles numerous, 10-30 cm high; sheath to 5 cm long, limb small. Head 6 x 5 mm, ovoid; involucral bracts 2 x 2 mm, obovate, toothed at apex, straw-coloured; floral bracts 2.5 x 1.2 mm, cuneate, abruptly acuminate, black, glabrous. Female sepals 3, equal, linear, sparsely hairy, black; petals linear-oblong, hairy, hyaline, glandulose; seeds oblong, appendages entire or cut up into rectangular strips on transverse walls. Male sepals black, united into a split sheath, minutely hairy, lobes truncate; petal equal, hairy; anthers black.

Flowering and fruiting: August-November
Banks of streams, paddy fields and marshy lands
South Asia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


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Eriocaulon nepalense for confirmation : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 660 kb each. 

Please confirm this Eriocaulon sp.
To me it looks close to Eriocaulon nepalense
Family – Eriocaulaceae
Habitat – Marshy/Wet soil
Photographed at Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Altitude – 750meters
Dated – 8October2018


We have one variety posted by … at 


Yes I have gone through the post by … but I think his plants have much black and smaller inflorescence head however I think it’s also Eriocaulon nepalense may be some other variety as its only species in Flora of HP that I found closely matching.


This is Eriocaulon quinquangulare
Also mentioned in Flora of Himachal Pradesh.
Leaves turn bright red in this species when dry as seen in last image.

Here’s a herbarium image matching with this
http://apps.kew.org/herbcat/getImage.do?imageBarcode=K000979171


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