African Plant Database


Typha domingensis Pers.
Family : TYPHACEAE
Protologue : Syn. Pl. (Persoon) 2[2]: 532 (1807)
Information on the genus : Typha
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Typha australis Schumach. (1827)
=Typha angustifolia subsp. australis (Schumach.) Graebn. (1900)
=Typha aequalis Schnizl.
=Typha angustata Bory & Chaub. (1832)
=Typha angustifolia subsp. angustata (Bory & Chaub.) Briq. (1910)
=Typha angustata var. abyssinica Graebn.
=Typha angustata var. aethiopica Rohrb.
=Typha aethiopica (Rohrb.) Kronfeldt (1889)
=*Typha angustifolia auct. non L.
=Typha schimperi Rohrb. (1869)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Larger and more robust than T. capensis; to 1-5 m tall; leaf-sheaths to 1,5 m with sloping scarious-margined shoulders, rarely rounded at top; median leaves purple-spotted within and up the base of the blade; blade linear to 1,5 m x 0,8-1,3 cm, midrib flat or semilunar; scape to 4 m; male spike 17-40 cm long, 0,9-1,5 cm Ø, not (or rarely) contiguous with the female 18-34 cm long, 1,4-2,2 cm Ø, bright chestnut or reddish-brown at maturity, gap 1-3-9 cm long; female flowers always with bracteoles with shortly macronate apex.
Ecology : Swamps (reed-), dams; margins of lakes, rivers, lagoons, pools; to 2 m deep fresh or brackish water; fine textured soils; often in disturbed places; sometimes in large formations; 0-2250 m alt. According to Burkill, l.c. forming a sudd blanket in the Senegal River and the Niger Delta.
  In temperate regions replaced by the closely related T. angustifolia L.
  Canary Isl., N. Africa; Cape Verde Isl.; Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa ?, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles; tropical and subtropical regions worldwide; also Mediterranean Region and beyond
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Hydrophyte, Hyperhydate- Ht 2 m. Alt: 900 - 1900 m. Distribution: BOT
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Emergent Aquatic; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Freshwater Wetland, Saline Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

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Map
carte afrique num 42881
 
Record n°42881 modified 2009-05-20
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