Amboli Pipewort
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Amboli Pipewort
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Amboli Pipewort
Botanical name: Eriocaulon sharmae    Family: Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort family)

Amboli Pipewort is a small semi-aquatic annual herb, 20-30 cm tall. Lance-shaped blunt leaves are 20-25 cm long, and 2.5 cm wide at the base. White flower-heads are born on stout twisted stalks 20-30 cm tall. Leaf sheaths are 8-10 cm, obliquely split. The bracts below the flowers are broadly obovate, longer than flowers. This plant is rare in lakes and ponds in Amboli and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra. Flowering: September-October.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke, Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed at Amboli, Maharashtra.

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