Eriocaulon odoratum Dalzell

 
  • Family : ERIOCAULACEAE
    (PIPEWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Eriocaulon collinum Hook.f.; Eriocaulon christopheri Fyson; Eriocaulon oliveri Fyson
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulon odoratum Dalzell
  • Vernacular name : Buttonpoovu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Frequent in moist shaded localities on hills above 1300m. Plants smell of chamomil
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-253
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vizianagaram district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thrissur district
    • Maharashtra : Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Ahmednagar district, Kolhapur district, Raigad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : Indian subcontinent and Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5.; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Eriocaulon odoratum. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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