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Rush / SedgeTypha sp.

Cumbungi at Old Naas TSR

Typha sp. at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019

Identification history

Rush / Sedge Typha sp. 16 Apr 2019 michaelb
Rush / Sedge Typha sp. 16 Apr 2019 michaelb
Rush / Sedge Typha orientalis 14 Apr 2019 JaneR

Author's notes

Colonising pools separated from stream.

5 comments

michaelb wrote:
   16 Apr 2019
Hi Jane
It is great to see you doing lots of riparian plants. As an Ecological consultant, do you have the expertise to recognise the difference between Typha orientalis and T. domingensis?
If so I will conform this for you.
Regards
Michael B
JaneR wrote:
   16 Apr 2019
Hi Michael,
This is my way of "learning" the local plants and local habitats after working mainly on lowland riverine systems in southern MDB for most of my professional life. I did my PhD on Typha ecology, and am confident about identification to species in lowland environments, using field characteristics such as leaf width, leaf habit, leaf colour and spike colour and shape. But there seems to be overlap between the species, more blurring in characteristics in upland habitats. Plants at this site were not easy to assign to one species or other. The leaf colour and some spikes (colour) are closer to domingensis, but spike shape (and some colour) is closer to orientalis. The habitat distinction is not great, and they can grow side by side (as at Lake BG): T. orientalis is more typical of permanent fresh water bodies, cooler places, and needs to grow more before it reproduces; T. domingensis can tolerate intermittent and slightly brackish waterbodies, and can reproduce when leaves are short.

On reflection, because of a bit of ambiguity, maybe it would be better to assign it to Typha sp for the moment ?

Regards

janeR

I have looked again, and , but also some that were consistent with Typha orientalis (however photographs taken of T. orientalis were not suitable so not submitted to CNMap).
I have re-checked all photos from this site (good and bad) and cross-checked with all other photos of Typha from other places, As the photo is not a good or clear-cut example of T. orientalis, perhaps it would be better to assign it to Typha sp.
MattM wrote:
   16 Apr 2019
Just popping in a comment so I can follow the thread and learn more about Typha.
KenT wrote:
   16 Apr 2019
For those interested in Typha there is a recently published revision based on chloroplast DNA , it includes the Australian species but no samples from Australia were included, see:
Beibei Zhou, Tieyao Tu, Fanjiao Kong, Jun Wen & Xinwei Xu (2018) Revised phylogeny and historical biogeography of the cosmopolitan aquatic plant genus Typha (Typhaceae) SCiENtiFiC REPORTs | (2018) 8:8813 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-27279-3 available at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-27279-3.pdf
michaelb wrote:
   16 Apr 2019
Thanks Jane

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Lythrum salicaria at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Crassula helmsii at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Azolla filiculoides at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Persicaria prostrata at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Alternanthera denticulata at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Gratiola peruviana at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Hypericum japonicum at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Phragmites australis at Old Naas TSR - 13 Apr 2019
Diplacodes haematodes at Old Naas TSR - 4 Jan 2018
Pieris rapae at Old Naas TSR - 4 Jan 2018
Austrogomphus guerini at Old Naas TSR - 4 Jan 2018
Orthetrum caledonicum at Old Naas TSR - 4 Jan 2018
Nososticta solida at Old Naas TSR - 4 Jan 2018
Pieris rapae at Old Naas TSR - 2 Nov 2017
Zizina otis at Old Naas TSR - 2 Nov 2017
Sarcophagidae sp. (family) at Old Naas TSR - 29 Oct 2017
Junonia villida at Old Naas TSR - 5 Feb 2017
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Old Naas TSR - 8 Mar 2016
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella at Old Naas TSR - 10 Oct 2015

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  • Non-Invasive

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