Typha domingensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Typhales Typhaceae

Scientific Name: Typha domingensis
Species Authority: Pers.
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English southern cat-tail
French Massette Australe
Typha angustata Bory & Chaub. ssp. aethiopica (Rohrb.) Kronf.
Typha angustata Bory & Chaub. var. abyssinica (Rchb.f. ex Rohrb.) Graebn.
Typha angustata var. aethiopica Rohrb.
Typha angustata Bory & Chaub. var. gracilis Nyman
Typha angustata Bory & Chaub. var. leptocarpa Rohrb.
Typha angustifolia L. ssp. angustata (Bory & Chaub.) Briq.
Typha angustifolia L. ssp. australis (Schumach.) Kronf.
Typha angustifolia L. ssp. domingensis (Pers.) Rohrb.
Typha angustifolia L. ssp. domingensis (Pers.) Rohrb.
Typha angustifolia L. ssp. javanica (Schnizl. ex Rohrb.) Graebn.
Typha angustifolia L. var. australis (Schumach.) Rohrb.
Typha angustifolia L. var. brownii (Kunth) Kronf.
Typha angustifolia L. var. domingensis (Pers.) Griseb.
Typha angustifolia L. var. domingensis (Pers.) Hemsl.
Typha angustifolia L. var. virginica Tidestr.
Typha australis Schum. & Thonn.
Typha domingensis Pers. var. australis (Schumach.) Gèze
Typha domingensis Pers. var. javanica (Schnizl. ex Rohrb.) Gèze
Typha domingensis Pers. var. sachetiae Fosberg
Typha gigantea Schur ex Kunth
Typha javanica Schnizl. ex Rohrb.
Typha javanica Schnizl. ex Rohrb.
Typha pontica Klok. fil. & A. Krasnova
Typha abyssinica Rchb.f. ex Rohrb.
Typha aequalis Schnizl.
Typha aethiopica Kronf.
Typha americana Rich. ex Rohrb.
Typha angustata Bory & Chaub.
Typha australis Schumach.
Typha basedowii Graebn.
Typha bracteata Greene
Typha brownii Kunth
Typha damiattica Ehrenb. ex Rohrb
Typha ehrenbergii Schur ex Rohrb.
Typha essequeboensis G.Mey. ex Rohrb.
Typha gracilis Schur
Typha macranthelia Webb & Berthel.
Typha maxima Schur ex Rohrb.
Typha media Bory & Chaub.
Typha salgirica Krasnova
Typha tenuifolia Kunth
Typha truxillensis Kunth
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-05-31
Assessor(s): Gupta, A.K.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D., Zhuang, X., Homsombath, K. & García, N.

This is a widespread species which faces no major threat. It is listed as Least Concern.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is widespread in the tropics and subtropics and warm temperate regions ranging from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Countries occurrence:
Albania; Algeria; Angola (Angola); Australia; Bangladesh; Benin; Bhutan; Botswana; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Chad; China (Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan); Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Croatia; Cyprus; Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Greece (East Aegean Is., Greece (mainland), Kriti); Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; India; Indonesia; Israel; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Malaysia; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Mexico; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; New Zealand; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Philippines; Portugal (Azores, Portugal (mainland)); Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation (South European Russia); Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Slovenia; Somalia; South Africa; Spain (Baleares, Canary Is., Spain (mainland)); Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia, Turkey-in-Europe); Uganda; Ukraine (Krym, Ukraine (main part)); United Arab Emirates; United States (Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming); Viet Nam; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2500
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species that colonizes a wide variety of habitats. It aggressively invades and forms nearly pure stands in brackish or nutrient-enriched wetlands.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in shallow water of lakes, ponds, rivers, swamps and channels.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

Typha spp. have a wide range of uses around the world. This species is used for its medicinal properties, ornamental value and as a source of material, fibre and biomass.

For example, the leaves are diuretic, the pollen is astringent, desiccant, diuretic, and haemostatic. The stems and leaves have many uses, they make a good thatch, can be used in making paper, can be woven into mats, chairs, hats etc. They are a good source of biomass, making an excellent addition to the compost heap or used as a source of fuel. A fibre obtained from the roots can be used for making string. The hairs of the fruits are used for stuffing pillows. They have good insulating properties. The pollen is highly inflammable and is used in making fireworks. This plant's extensive root system makes it very good for stabilizing wet soil.

In India, this species is used for weaving, whilst the rhizome is astringent and diuretic, the immature inflorescence is used as food (Cook 1996).

Also, its flowers, leaves, roots, pollen, seed and stem are edible.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats to this species have been described.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures in place or needed.

Citation: Gupta, A.K. 2013. Typha domingensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T164208A75415148. . Downloaded on 24 April 2017.
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