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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Typha latifolia L.
Common cat-tail, Broadleaf cattail

Typha latifolia
Copyright by: John Bradford

Family: Typhaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Recorded as Present in Error

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported only from Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park (Florida Park Service, 1995). Presumably a misidentification of Typha domingensis.

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Typha latifolia has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Recorded as Present in Error






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Typha latifolia
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Typha latifolia
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