Eriocaulon ravenelii

Chapman

Fl. South. U.S. 503. 1860.

IllustratedEndemicConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, biennial or perennial, 4–20 cm. Leaves linear-attenuate, 3–7 (–15) cm, apex subulate, flat. Inflorescences: scape sheaths shorter than leaves, loose; scapes filiform, 0.5 mm wide, 4–5 (–6) -ribbed; heads gray-brown to dark gray, nearly globose or ovoid, 3–4 mm wide, relatively soft; receptacle glabrous or with sparse, clear hairs; outer involucral-bracts usually not reflexed, not obscured by bracteoles and perianth, gray, ovate-oblong or broadly spatulate, 2 mm, margins nearly entire, apex narrowly rounded to acute, surfaces glabrous; inner bracts, receptacular-bracts gray, very lustrous, narrowly ovate to oblong or spatulate, 2 mm, margins nearly entire, apex acute to acuminate or lacerate, glabrous. Staminate flowers: sepals 2, gray, oblong to oblanceolate, 1.5–2 mm, apex usually acute, glabrous; androphore narrowly club-shaped; petals 2, pale, scalelike, minute, glabrous, with inconspicuous glands; stamens 4; anthers black. Pistillate flowers: sepals 2, gray, narrowly oblong to lance-linear, 1.5–2 mm, apex acute, glabrous; petals 2, yellow-white, narrowly oblanceolate or oblong, 1.5–2 mm, apex acute, glabrous or with a few hairs at apex or adaxially, with inconspicuous glands; pistil 2-carpellate. Seeds dark-brown, somewhat lustrous, broadly ellipsoid, 0.5 mm, conspicuously irregularly pale-reticulate, alveolae mainly rectangular.


Phenology: Flowering late summer–winter.
Habitat: Mildly acid sandy pineland swamps, particularly on wet fluctuating shores of shallow ponds toward coasts
Elevation: 0–100 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"narrower" is not a number.

... more about "Eriocaulon ravenelii"
rectangular +
club--shaped +
longitudinal +
versatile +  and dorsifixed +
with a few hairs +  and glabrous +
peglike +  and glandlike +
cleft +, fringed +  and bladelike +
Robert Kral +
Chapman +
branching +, monopodial +  and sympodial +
lacunate +
stipelike +
greener +  and pale +
lingulate;triangular-acuminate;linear-attenuate +
narrowing +
Fla. +  and S.C. +
0–100 m +
mealy-starchy +
epipetalous +
pistillate +  and staminate +
unappendaged +
pale +  and dark +
subapical +  and adaxial +
inconspicuous +
Mildly acid sandy pineland swamps, particularly on wet fluctuating shores of shallow ponds toward coasts +
multicellular +
club--shaped +
gray-brown +  and dark gray +
ovoid;globose +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
involucrate +  and simple +
axillary +  and terminal +
short-cylindric +  and buttonlike +
not obscured +  and obscured +
septate +  and unbranched +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
linear-attenuate +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
orthotropous +  and pendulous +
adaxial-apical +
separating +  and separated +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering late summer–winter. +
Fl. South. U.S. +
with sparse , clear hairs +  and glabrous +
narrowly ovate +  and oblong or spatulate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
thinner +  and narrower +
spongy-septate +
spongy +  and fibrous +
multiribbed +, twisted +  and simple +
1;several +
filiform +
sculptured +
ellipsoid +
narrowly oblong;lance-linear +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +
Illustrated +, Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
dilated +
unequal +
prostrate +  and repent +
elongate +
short-to-elongate +
unappendaged +
Eriocaulon ravenelii +
Eriocaulon +
species +
scapose +  and caulescent +
perennial +  and biennial +
pubescent +  and glabrous +