The TYPHACEAE /taɪˈfeɪsiː/ are a family of flowering plants .
The botanical name for the family has been recognized by most
APG II system
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
Typha ), totalling a dozen species of perennial plants of wet
habitats. More recently, the
APG III system of 2009 included a second
Sparganium , in this family. The two genera together have a
total of 51 known species.
Cronquist system , of 1981, also recognized such a family and
placed it in the order
Typhales , in the subclass
Liliopsida in division
Wettstein system , last updated in 1935, placed the family in
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