Typhaceae /taɪˈfeɪsiː/ are a family of flowering plants. The
botanical name for the 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 then consisted of one
genus (Typha), totalling a dozen species of perennial plants of wet
habitats. More recently, the
APG III system of 2009 included a second
genus, Sparganium, in this family. The two genera together have a
total of 51 known species.
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 updated in 1935, placed the family in order
Members can be recognized as large marsh herbs with two-ranked leaves
and a brownish compact spike of unisexual flowers.
The earliest fossils, including pollen and flowers, have been
recovered from late
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Typhaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families
of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification,
information retrieval. Version: 27 April 2006. http://delta-intkey.com
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