Eriocaulon truncatum Ham.

 
  • Family : ERIOCAULACEAE
    (PIPEWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Eriocaulon truncatum var. malaccense Hook.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eriocaulon truncatum Buch.-Ham. ex Mart.
  • Common name : Short Pipe-Wort
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In sandy soil along streams and rivers
  • Comments / notes : In marshy places near ponds and also on plains and hills to about 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 28/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0200
  • Collection Locality : Papavinasanu, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Malay Peninsula, Philippines
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur 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 truncatum. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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