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Rush / SedgeTypha sp.

Cumbungi at Mount Mugga Mugga

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Typha sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 13 Mar 2017
Typha sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 13 Mar 2017

Identification history

Rush / Sedge Typha sp. 17 Mar 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Rush / Sedge Typha sp. 15 Mar 2017 BettyDonWood
Rush / Sedge Typha orientalis 14 Mar 2017 BettyDonWood
Rush / Sedge Typha domingensis 14 Mar 2017 Mike

Author's notes

Thin seedhead about 25cm long.

6 comments

   14 Mar 2017
The chocolate brown female spike suggests orientalis. The female spike of domingensis is cinnamon brown. See https://vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au/flora/key/2087
Mike wrote:
   14 Mar 2017
I thought I had now been able to sort the two Typha spp. I haven't seen any comparisons of chocolate/chestnut/cinnamon that could be used for deciding which is which. The spike size matches the description in Burbidge 'Flora of the ACT' and the leaf sheath seems to match Fig 3 B1 of that book.
   14 Mar 2017
Sorry, I meant chestnut brown. The colour comparison is exactly what Vicflora says.
michaelb wrote:
   14 Mar 2017
It is worth noting that the colour changes with age.
Mike wrote:
   14 Mar 2017
I have looked through several descriptions and the photos on Canberra Nature Map, and remain confused. Brown colours are often open to personal interpretation and while I could probably see the differnce between cinnamon-brown and chestnut-brown if I saw them together I don't easily relate them to a typha spike. These are mature spikes (see the seeds in the background) but I don't know if tthat makes them darker or lighter or redder or yellower.
   15 Mar 2017
You and Michael have a lot more recent field experience of Typha than I. If you do not think spike colour is a reliable feature we are left with stigma shape, bract size, and the less reliable feature of the auricle on the leaf sheath (I presume at the base of the blade). None of those characters can be seen in the photos of this plant. In that case, perhaps Call it Typha sp.

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Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 May 2019
Agaricus sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Apr 2019
Plantago sp. (Plantain) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Perenniporia ochroleuca at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Rumex crispus (Curled Dock) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Cynoglossum suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Tragopogon dubius (Goatsbeard) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Rumex crispus (Curled Dock) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Dec 2018
Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Dec 2018
Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Ranunculus papulentus (Large River Buttercup) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Oct 2018
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Clania ignobilis (Faggot case moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Oiketicus sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Clynotis severus (Jumping spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Oct 2018
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Sep 2018
Lemna disperma (Common Duck-weed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2018
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 May 2017
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2016
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2016
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 May 2016
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Mar 2016
Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Mar 2016
Astroloma humifusum (Cranberry heath) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Aug 2015
Centaurea calcitrapa (Star Thistle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Mar 2013

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