Eriocaulon sexangulare L.

 
  • Family : ERIOCAULACEAE
    (PIPEWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulon sexangulare L.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas near banks of ponds
  • Comments / notes : Common in paddy fields. The dried peduncles are used to make brooms.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Collection Nos : P.Babu 99, Krishnamurthy 22
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Sindhudurg district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 sexangulare. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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