Eriocaulon mutatum N.E.Br.
  • Fl. Trop. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Eriocaulon mutatum N.E.Br. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000412235. Accessed on: 04 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Fig. 3/7.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Seeds ellipsoid, 0.3 mm. long, brown, smooth.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Female flowers: sepals very variable, concave and keeled, broad with gibbous overlapping margins and winged keel, the wing scarious, up to 0.6 mm. wide with a coarsely toothed margin and the upper sepal-margins also toothed, varying to narrowly falcate and unwinged or at most with a small tooth at the centre back, the tip acute to cuspidate; petals dimorphic, eglandular, the dorsal oblanceolate, 1.0 mm. long, entire to emarginate, the ventral shorter and narrower, linear-oblong, bidentate.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Scapes 10–± 50, filiform, 3–15 cm. high, 2–4-ribbed; sheaths shorter or longer than the leaves, inflated upwards and deeply slit, the limb obtuse to acute, sometimes splitting.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Male flowers: sepals free, narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, obliquely erose-truncate; petals unequal, very small and included within the calyx, eglandular, one 0.3 mm. long, emarginate, the other vestigial; anthers black.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Leaves subulate to filiform, 1–3.5 cm. long, 0.2–1.0 mm. wide, tapering to a slender acuminate or setaceous tip.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Capitulum globose to slightly dome-shaped, 1.5–3(–3.5) mm. diameter, black, the bracts loose with the flowers visible among them; involucral bracts ± as wide as the capitulum, grey or infrequently light brown (lighter than rest of capitulum), scarious, 0.6–1.2 mm. long, obovate to subrotund with a rounded tip, spreading at maturity; floral bracts obovate to obovate-oblong, blackish, glabrous, obtuse to acute; receptacle glabrous or thinly hairy; flowers dimerous, blackish, 0.7–1.0 mm. long, completely glabrous.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

    Small rosulate annual.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 4
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Eriocaulaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • B
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).