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Eriocaulon Linnaeus. Pipewort.

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A genus of about 400 species, of tropical and warm temperate regions (few in cold temperate areas).

ID notes:The roots "are pure white and translucent, soft in texture, very flexible and have a curious and characteristic vermiform appearance, owing to the presence of regularly spaced internal diaphragms" (Hare 1950).

Ref: Gomes de Andrade et al. (2010); Hare (1950); Kral (1966c); Kral (2000b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2000); Stützel In Kubitzki (1998b). Show full citations.

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