Typha orientalis C.Presl

Broadleaf Cumbungi

Abh. Bohm. Ges. Wiss. 6 (Epimeliar Bot.):, ser. 5, 599 (1851) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves usually bluish or grey-green; sheath of distal 2–4 leaves distinctly auriculate; lamina up to 200 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide. Male part and female part of inflorescence not separated or separated by up to 3.5 cm. Pollen shed as single grains. Female part of inflorescence 8–30 cm long,10–30 mm diam., chestnut-brown; floral bracts absent or few and narrowly spathulate; stigma narrowly ovate or narrowly obovate, often folded longitudinally. Flowers Jul.–Dec.(–Mar).

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuF, MSB, NIS, OtP, OtR, RobP, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. All States. Malesia, Norfolk Island, New Zealand. Occurs in similar situations to, and largely coextensive with, T. domingensis.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Typhaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-07-22
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Typhaceae
genus Typha
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Typha orientalis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Typha orientalis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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