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Typha latifolia
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Faimily: Typhaceae
Genus: Typha

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Cattail, narrow leaf shoots
Nutreetional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 106 kJ (25 kcal)
5.14 g
Succars 0.22 g
Dietary fibre 4.5 g
0.00 g
1.18 g
Vitamin A equiv.
1 μg
6 μg
Thiamine (B1)
0.023 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.025 mg
Niacin (B3)
0.440 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
0.234 mg
Vitamin B6
0.123 mg
Folate (B9)
3 μg
23.7 mg
Vitamin C
0.7 mg
Vitamin K
22.8 μg
54 mg
0.91 mg
63 mg
0.760 mg
45 mg
309 mg
109 mg
0.24 mg
Other constituents
Water 92.65 g
Percentages are roughly approximated uisin US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

Typha /ˈtfə/ is a genus o aboot eleven species o monocotyledonous flouerin plants in the faimily Typhaceae. The genus haes a lairgely Northren Hemisphere distribution, but is essentially cosmopolitan, bein foond in a variety o wetland habitats.

These plants hae mony common names. Thay mey be kent in Breetish Inglis as bulrush, or reedmace,[1] in American Inglis as cattail, catninetail, punks, or corn dug grass, in Australie as cumbungi or bulrush, an in New Zealand as raupo. Ither taxa o plants mey be kent as bulrush, includin some sedges in Scirpus an relatit genera.

The rhizomes are edible. Evidence o preserved starch grains on grindin stanes suggests thay wur eaten in Europe 30,000 years ago.[2]

Species[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Clegg, J. (1986). Observer's Book of Pond Life. Frederick Warne, London. 460 p.
  2. Revedin, A.; et al. (2010). "Thirty thousand-year-old evidence of plant food processing". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107 (44): 18815–18819. Bibcode:2010PNAS..10718815R. doi:10.1073/pnas.1006993107. PMC 2973873Freely accessible. PMID 20956317. 
  3. Selbo, S. M.; Snow, A. A. (2004). "The potential for hybridization between Typha angustifolia and Typha latifolia in a constructed wetland" (PDF). Aquatic Botany. 78 (4): 361–369. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2004.01.003.