28. Molineria capitulata (Loureiro) Herbert HYPOXIDACEAE

A herbaceous plant of the shady floor of subtropical and tropical forests in South and South-East Asia. In India it occurs in West Bengal, and probably all of the North-Eastern states. It has characteristic pleated, palm-like leaves. Its yellow flowers are arranged in a dense head, which is borne at ground level.

Hand coloured etching of Molineria capitulata from Edwards’ Botanical Register t. 770


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