Eriocaulon quinquangulare L.

 
  • Family : ERIOCAULACEAE
    (PIPEWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulon quinquangulare L.
  • Vernacular name : Phurki (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Banks of streams, paddy fields and marshy lands
  • Comments / notes : In marshy places, often on plains to about 1500m, on thin layer of soil by exposed rocks etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Amravati district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • 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 quinquangulare. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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