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.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

Typha capensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (Rohrb.) N.E. Br.NDescription, Image
domingensis Pers. N,SImage

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Flora of Botswana: Typha
Flora of Caprivi: Typha
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Typha
Flora of Mozambique: Typha
Flora of Zambia: 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
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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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Typha.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=97, retrieved 30 May 2024

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