provided by Flora of Zimbabwe
Stout, monoecious, rhizomatous perennial herbs rooted in mud. Stems erect, simple, without nodes, terminated by dense cylindric flower spikes. Leaves distichous, simple, linear, ± glaucous, entire, ± all basal, with long, open, but tightly clasping sheathing bases; the free part of the leaves usually twisted. Flowers unisexual, very numerous, densely crowded in a terminal spike, the male flowers in the upper part, the female flowers below. Male flowers subtended by scales or bracteoles; perianth 0 or of 3-6 small scales. Female flowers with or without bracteoles; perianth of slender hairs; abortive female flowers often present. Ovary superior, 1-locular with a solitary ovule. Fruit ellipsoid or subcylindric.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Typhaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=225
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings
Typhaceae: Brief Summary
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The Typhaceae (/taɪˈfeɪsii/) are a family of flowering plants, sometimes called the cattail family. The botanical name for the family has been recognized by most taxonomists.
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