Typha elephantina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Typhaceae

Scientific Name: Typha elephantina Roxb.
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-04-07
Assessor(s): Zhuang, X.
Reviewer(s): Meng, M., Homsombath, K., Juffe Bignoli, D. & Bounphanmy, S.

This aquatic plant is is found in North Africa, South East Asia, China and West Asia. No major threats to this species have been reported and global population trends have not been studied. However, its known distribution covers a wide geographic range and can colonize a wide variety of  wetland habitats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. More research is needed to determine global population trends.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It occurs in China (only Yunnan), Myanmar, India, Nepal, Pakistan, West Asia and Northern Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Algeria; Chad; China (Yunnan); Egypt (Egypt (African part), Sinai); Eritrea; Ethiopia; India (Assam); Libya; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Yemen
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1100
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on its global population.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It grows in swamps and riversides.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This plant is an astringent and has diuretic properties. It has been used against dysentery, measles and wounds.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on its major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species has been classified as rare species in China (Yu et al. 1998). More research is needed to determine global population trends and actual threats.

Citation: Zhuang, X. 2011. Typha elephantina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T164162A5757751. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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