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9. Eriophorum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 52. 1753; Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 27. 1754.

Caespitose or stoloniferous perennials, to 80 cm. Leaves basal or subbasal, shorter than stem; reduced leaves often on lower half of stem. Inflorescence a spike or a small multiple spike; spikes with numerous spirally arranged glumes and bisexual flowers; perianth bristles numerous, in fruiting stage finally to 4-5 cm long, white or brownish; stigmas and stamens mostly 3.

A genus with c. 20 species, mainly distributed in North Temperate and Arctic regions; represented in Pakistan by only one species.

Lower Taxon


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