family Eriocaulaceae


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Noun1.family Eriocaulaceae - chiefly tropical aquatic or bog herbs: pipeworts
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Commelinales, order Commelinales, order Xyridales, Xyridales - an order of monocotyledonous herbs
Eriocaulon, genus Eriocaulon - type genus of the Eriocaulaceae: rushlike aquatic or marginal perennials usually found in shallow waters of acid lakes and pools and bogs
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In Brazil, flowers and rhizomes of the family Eriocaulaceae have been used traditionally by indigenous peoples to treat skin infections (Hoehne, 1939).
The monocotyledonous family Eriocaulaceae grows wild primarily in Brazil, but also in other South American countries, Central America and Africa.