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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Perennial, glabrous; monoecious; rhizomes or stolons long; colonial, in wet soil to aquatic.
Stem: aerial stem 1, ± cylindric.
Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate, 2-ranked, spongy; sheath open; ligule 0; blade ± linear.
Inflorescence: spike-like or of spheric, unisexual heads; staminate flowers or heads distal to pistillate ones.
Flower: small, densely-packed.
Staminate flower: filaments fused proximally.
Pistillate flower: pistil 1, ovary superior, ovules 1–2(4).
Fruit: follicle, splitting in water, or drupe-like.
2 genera, ± 32 species: worldwide. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
1. Infl simple or branched, heads spheric; perianth parts (1)3–4(6), scale-like; fruit 2–13 mm including beak, sessile, or stalk short, thick, glabrous ..... SPARGANIUM
1' Infl spike-like, cylindric; perianth 0; fruit <= 1 mm, stalk long, thin, long-hairy ..... TYPHA
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