African Plant Database


Typha elephantina Roxb.
Family : TYPHACEAE
Protologue : F. Ind. 3: 566 (1832)
Information on the genus : Typha
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Typha maresii Batt. (1888)
=Typha latifolia subsp. maresii (Batt.) Trab. (1895)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Similar to T. domingensis but more robust; leaf blade c. 1-3 cm wide, angular in cross section, keeled, especially towards base (for comparison between the two species, see Aquat. Bot. 9: 383-385, 1980, T. domingensis cited as T. angustata).
Ecology : Red loamy soil near river; dayas, in water; on the edge of permanent water; cultivated or bare land; invasive; to 1300 m alt.
  Algeria, Libya, Egypt; Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Yemen through to India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • DUCELLIER, L. & R. MAIRE (1923). Végétaux adventices observés dans l'Afrique du Nord. Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 14: 304-325
  • Fl. Afrique N. 1: 171 (1952).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 44 (1962).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 3: 119 (2002).
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 42888
 
Record n°42888
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