Minute Pipewort
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Minute Pipewort
A Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Minute Pipewort
Botanical name: Eriocaulon minutum    Family: Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort family)
Synonyms: Eriocaulon humile

Minute Pipewort is a stemless herb without any rootstock. Leaves are in a rosette, linear, pointed, up to 3.5 x 0.1 cm, hairless. Flower-cluster-stalks are many, up to 7.5 cm long, hairless. Flower-heads are hemispheric or obconic, about 4 mm across, straw-coloured. Receptacle cylindrical, hairys. Involucral bracts are oblong-lanceshaped, pointed, or subtapering, about 2.5 x 0.75 mm, hairless, straw-coloured. Floral bracts are inverted-lanceshaped, pointed or tapering, about 1.25 x 0.5 mm, sparsely hoary dorsally towards tip. Minute Pipewort is found in Western Ghats. Flowering: September-December.

Identification credit: Sushant More Photographed in Lonavala, Maharashtra.

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