Syngonanthus chrysanthus

Syngonanthus chrysanthus is a species in the family Eriocaulaceae, native to southeastern Brazil.[1][2] One cultivar of this species is Syngonanthus chrysanthus 'Mikado', which is also simply called 'Mikado'. It has a rosette-forming base of velvety leaves and long stems which display initially golden enclosed buds, forming creamy-white button flowers. This plant prefers an indoor setting with humid conditions and high light.[3]

Syngonanthus chrysanthus
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Syngonanthus chrysanthus 'Mikado'
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Eriocaulaceae
Genus: Syngonanthus
S. chrysanthus
Binomial name
Syngonanthus chrysanthus
(Bong.) Ruhland


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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