Typha latifolia

Family Typhaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesBroad-leaf Cattail, Cattail, Common Cat-tail, Common Cattail, Cooper's Reed, Cumbungi, Giant Reed-mace, Great Cattail, Lesser Reed-mace, Soft Flag
SynonymsMassula latifolia (L.) Dulac; Typha ambigua Schur ex Rohrb.; Typha angustifolia var. inaequalis Kronf.; Typha angustifolia var. media Kronf.; Typha angustifolia var. sonderi Kronf.; Typha crassa Raf.; Typha elatior Boreau [Illegitimate]; Typha elatior Raf. [Illegitimate]; Typha elongata Dudley; Typha engelmannii A.Br. ex Rohrb.; Typha intermedia Schur; Typha latifolia f. divisa Louis-Marie; Typha latifolia f. latifolia; Typha latifolia var. ambigua Sond.; Typha latifolia var. angustifolia Hausskn.; Typha latifolia var. elata Kronf.; Typha latifolia var. elatior Graebn.; Typha latifolia var. elongata Dudley; Typha latifolia var. gracilis Godr.; Typha latifolia var. obconica Tkachik; Typha latifolia var. remotiuscula (Schur) Simonk.; Typha latifolia var. typica Rothm.; Typha major Curtis; Typha media Pollini [Illegitimate]; Typha palustris Bubani; Typha pendula Fisch. ex Sond.; Typha remotiuscula Schur; Typha spathulifolia Kronf.
Growth formAquatic, Herb
Seed dispersal morphologyHydrochorous (buoyant seed)
Maximum height (m)3
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeAsia, Africa, North America, Europe
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, VIC, TAS
Exotic range (other)Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Wetlands, Water bodies, Riparian systems
Soil type (exotic)Aquatic
Decade of introduction1940

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30230024624326
RCP 8.5 2050 22020014026280
RCP 8.5 2070 30626016626404

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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