Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Typha domingensis Persoon
(Southern Cattail)


Family: Typhaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Typha domingensis looks similar to Typha latifolia except that the pistillate and staminate portions of the flowering spike are separated by a bare area of the stem about 2cm long when mature. There are also other difference in the leaf that are more difficult to see. The two species can be found growing together or within a few miles of each other. Both are found in moist areas or in shallow water or mud.
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Typha domingensis, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Lake, July 6, 2010



Typha domingensis, staminate area separated from pistillate area of flower spike by bare area of stem (staminate part on the right), photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Lake, July 6, 2010


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