Typhaceae

Taxobox
name = Typhaceae



image_caption = "Typha capensis"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Poales
familia = Typhaceae
familia_authority = Juss.
subdivision_ranks = genera
subdivision = see text

Typhaceae is the botanical name for a family of flowering plants. Such a family has been recognized by most taxonomists.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998), also recognizes this family, and assigns it to the order Poales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots. The family consists of one genus ("Typha"), totalling a dozen species, perennial plants of wet habitats.

The Cronquist system, of 1981, also recognized such a family and placed it in the order Typhales, in the subclass Commelinidae in class Liliopsida in division Magnoliophyta.

The Wettstein system, last update in 1935, placed the family in order Pandanales.

The most well-known member is probably Typha (bulrush or cattail). Members can be recognized as large marsh herbs with 2-ranked leaves and a brownish compact spike of unisexual flowers.

External links

* [http://delta-intkey.com/angio/www/typhacea.htm Typhaceae] in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). " [http://delta-intkey.com/angio/ The families of flowering plants] : descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval." Version: 27 April 2006. http://delta-intkey.com
* [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Browser/wwwtax.cgi?mode=Tree&id=4731&lvl=3&lin=f&keep=1&srchmode=1&unlock NCBI Taxonomy Browser]
* [http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/cgi/gateway_family?fam=Typhaceae links at CSDL]


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