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Typha domingensis

Typha domingensis Pers.

Typha angustata Bory & Chaubard

Southern Cattail

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderTyphalesA group including reedlike wetland plants such as cattails
FamilyTyphaceaePlants, such as cattails, with a single flower spike that has both male and female flowers
GenusTyphaFrom Greek tufh (typhe), “cattail”

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Typha domingensis description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Typha domingensis (Southern Cattail)

4/14/2015 · Anhinga Trail, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 3½ × 5' (1.1 × 1.6 m)

Typha domingensis (Southern Cattail)

4/12/2015 · Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, FL
≈ 31 × 42" (79 × 106 cm)


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