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Taxon: Typha angustifolia L.

Genus: Typha
Family: Typhaceae tribe: Typheae
Nomen number: 40799
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:971. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • cattail   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • lesser reed-mace   (Source: Econ Bot 29:9. 1975) – English
  • lesser-bulrush   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • nailrod   (Source: Econ Bot 29:9. 1975) – English
  • narrow-leaf cattail   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • small reed-mace   (Source: Econ Bot 29:9. 1975) – English
  • tabua-estreita   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • anea   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • espadaña   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • smalkaveldun   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco
    Western Asia: Afghanistan [n.e.]; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China [n.]
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma [n.w.], South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Kentucky [n.], Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)



Check other web resources for Typha angustifolia L.:


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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (02 September 2015)

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