Tiny-Head Pipewort
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Tiny-Head Pipewort
A Native Photo: Ritesh Choudhary
Common name: Tiny-Head Pipewort
Botanical name: Eriocaulon parvicephalum    Family: Eriocaulaceae (Pipewort family)

Tiny-Head Pipewort is a stemless herb with rootstock absent. Leaves are 4-6 mm x 0.5-1 mm, in a rosette, linear-lanceshaped, tapering, hairless. Flower-cluster-stalks are few, up to 2 cm long, sparsely hairy, rarely hairless, sparsely hoary towards the tip. Sheaths up to 6 mm long, hairless; limb lanceshaped with pointed tip, entire. Flower-heads are obovoid, about 1 mm across, grey; receptacles convex, hairless; involucral bracts about 1 × 1 mm, obovate, blunt, papery. Tiny-Head Pipewort is only known from a small region in Maharashtra. Flowering: August-October.

Identification credit: Ritesh Choudhary Photographed in Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra.

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