49.000 Typha L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Herbs, often emergent, caulescent in flower, smooth, glabrous; rhizome creeping, submerged, scaly; aerial stem erect, with or without nodes. Leaves radical or cauline, elongated. Inflorescence terminal, cylindric, superposed spike. Flowers numerous, densely crowded, brown, hairy. Fruit a follicle, dehiscing longitudinally by a slit. Seed striate.

Worldwide: Species 29 in marshy and aquatic habitats worldwide.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Typha capensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
capensis (Rohrb.) N.E. Br.B,CDescription, Image
domingensis Pers. B,N,E,SImage

Other sources of information about Typha:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Typha
Flora of Caprivi: Typha
Flora of Malawi: Typha
Flora of Mozambique: Typha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Typha

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Typha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Typha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Typha
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Typha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Typha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Typha
JSTOR Plant Science: Typha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Typha
Plants of the World Online: Typha
Tropicos: Typha
Wikipedia: Typha

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Typha.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=97, retrieved 22 September 2023

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