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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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Key to TYPHA

N.B.: couplets are linked, e.g., 1. is linked to 1'.

  1. Naked axis between staminate and pistillate flowers generally 0; pistillate spike green when fresh, becoming brown, ± 28–36 mm wide in fruit; pistillate stalk 1.5–3 mm, hair-like; stigmas widely lanceolate, generally persistent in fruit; pistillate bractlets 0
T. latifolia
  1' Naked axis between staminate and pistillate flowers generally 1–8 cm; pistillate spike bright yellow-brown to dark brown in flower and fruit, 15–25 cm wide in fruit; pistillate stalk ± 0.5 mm, peg-like; stigmas linear, generally deciduous in fruit; pistillate bractlets ± = or > pedicel hairs
 
    2. Pistillate spike medium to dark brown; tip of pistillate bractlet dark brown, generally rounded; leaf blade glands 0; sterile ovary green
T. angustifolia
    2' Pistillate spike bright yellow- to orange-brown; tip of pistillate bractlet straw-colored to orange-brown, acute to acuminate; base of leaf blade gland-dotted on side facing stem; sterile ovary pale brownish
T. domingensis


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