Eriocaulaceae

Eriocaulon L.

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 11 May 2021
  1. Eriocaulon alpestre Hook.f. & Thoms. ex Koern. in Miq., Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 3 (1867) 163; Merr., EPFP 1 (1922) 192. Native.
    • var. alpestre. Distribution: China, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam. MINDANAO: Davao. Notes: Open wet places, c. 1800m.
    • var. ampullarium P.Royen, Blumea 10 (1960) 126; Type: BS 31747 J.K. Santos (L). Distribution: LUZON: Benguet.
  2. Eriocaulon brevipedunculatum Merr., PJS 2 c (1907) Bot. 265; EPFP 1 (1922) 192. Distribution: Borneo, Philippines. Native.
    • var. brevipedunculatum. Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines. MINDORO. Notes: Seepage slopes in open heath, c. 2400m. Native.
  3. Eriocaulon cinereum R.Br., Prodr. (1810) 254; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 136; EPFP 1 (1922) 192. Distribution: Africa to Japan, Australia, Malaysia. LUZON: Rizal. Notes: Lowland rice paddy fallows. Native.
  4. Eriocaulon depauperatum Merr., PJS 5 c (1910) Bot. 336; EPFP 1 (1922) 193. Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines. LUZON: Benguet, Mountain Province. Notes: Pools and shallow ponds, 2200-2800m. Native.
  5. Eriocaulon echinulatum Mart. in Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 3 (1832) 28; Merr., EPFP 1 (1922) 193. Distribution: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. CULION. Notes: Low elevation open grassy places. Native.
  6. Eriocaulon nigriceps Merr., PJS 10 c (1915) Bot. 290; EPFP 1 (1922) 193; Type: BS 5544 Ramos, Luzon: Benguet, Trinidad River, Dec-1908. Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines. LUZON: Benguet, Mountain Province. Notes: Open wet places, 1400-2300m. Native.
  7. Eriocaulon sexangulare L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 87. Distribution: Madagascar, Philippines, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Pacific Ocean. Native.
  8. Eriocaulon truncatum Mart. in Wall., Pl. As. Rar. 3 (1832) 29; Merr., EPFP 1 (1922) 193; Leach, Telopea 20 (2017) 251; Type: from India. Distribution: Africa, Australia, China, India, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand. Native.
    • var. truncatum. = Eriocaulon merrillii Ruhl. in Perkins, Frag. Fl. Filip. (1904) 136; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912)136; EPFP 1 (1922) 193. Distribution: India to China and Malaysia. CULION, LUZON: Abra, Camarines, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Rizal, Sorsogon, Tarlac, Zambales, MINDANAO: Lanao, POLILLO, SIBUYAN. Notes: Low and medium elevation, in open wet places, rice paddies, etc.
  9. Eriocaulon willdenovianum Moldenke, Phytologia 18 (1968) 44. Distribution: Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Philippines, SE Asia. Native.
  10. Eriocaulon zollingerianum Körn., Linnaea 27 (1856) 682; Leach, Telopea 20 (2017) 253; Type: from Java. = Eriocaulon alatum Lecomte, J. de Bot. 21 (1908) 104; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 136; EPFP 1 (1922) 192. Distribution: Australia, Indochina, Java, Lesser Sunda Isls, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatra. LUZON: Rizal. Notes: Low elevation open but wet grasslands. Native.

Possibly present

  1. Eriocaulon disepalum Ridl., J. Fed. Malay States Mus. 10 (1920) 155. Distribution: Malay Peninsula. Notes: Reported for the Philippines by Moody (1989) as a weed in rice, but no specimens cited.

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