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Wild plants by Marcia Stefani.

Author:  Wilhelm Otto Eugen Ruhland, 1903
Family:  Eriocaulaceae
Habitat:   Brazil, Uruguay
Soil:   Mix
Water:   Maximum
Sun:   Medium-Maximum
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:   Gold
Propagate:   Seeds
Names:   Mikado
Synonyms:  Dupatya chrysantha, Kuntze.
Eriocaulon chrysanthum,
Eriocaulon morulum,
Leiothrix arechavaletae,
Paepalanthus arechavaletae,
Paepalanthus chrysanthus,
Paepalanthus morulus,

This member of the Eriocaulaceae family was described by Wilhelm Otto Eugen Ruhland in 1903. It is found in Brazil and Uruguay, growing in well-drained acid soil with lots of water and sun, but it won't stand too high humidity. It only reaches for 15 centimetres, the flowers are gold with white inside, and it can only be reproduced by seeds. I found mine in Taastrup in 2003.