Plant Family


Family CN: Cattail Family
Family Code: TYPHAC
Family Parent: [in POALES]
Family Authority: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
Summary: A family of 2 genera with 16-30 species, wetland herbs, cosmopolitan. The combination of the traditional families Typhaceae and Sparaganiaceae is controversial; while there is no doubt of their sister relationship, they are amply distinct and arguably best and conservatively retained as separate families.
Reference: Kaul in FNA (2000); Smith in FNA (2000); Thieret & Luken (1996); Kubitzki in Kubitzki (1998b). [including SPARGANIACEAE]
Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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