Typha angustifolia

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  • Botanical Name : Typha angustifolia L.
  • Synonyms : Typha elatior Boenn.
  • Common Name : Ghabajariu, Ramban
  • Common Name Details :

    It is commonly called 'Ghabajariu' as the inflorescence of the plant is known to heal any type of cuts and wounds.

  • Plant Family : Typhaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Aranya Van

About Typha angustifolia Plant :

  • Habit : A robust, perennial, scapigerous herbs.
  • Leaves : As long as scape, vertical, sheathing at the base.
  • Inflorescence : Spikes, terminal, terete, reddish-brown.
  • Flowers : Male flowers above on the spike and female flowers below separated by a constricted sterile region.
  • Fruit : Nutlets minute, ellipsoid or ovoid, brown.
  • Seeds : Dark brown in colour, rhomboid or subquadrangular, glabrous.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : October - June
  • Significance : The inflorescence is known to heal the cuts and wounds.