||Typha maresii Batt., Typha schimperi Rohrb.
|English / Trade Name
||Lesser Indian Reed Mace, Elephant Grass, Small Bulrush, Lesser Cattail
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1000 m
||Fruit surrounded by hairs.
||Swamps and riversides
||North Africa, South East Asia, China and West Asia
||Smooth and green in colour
|Distribution in Haryana
||Gurgaon, Yamuna Nagar
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Shrub up to 1.5 - 2 m, and its leaf and stem standing erect. Leaves thick. Male and female flowers develop in dense, complex spikes on the same vertical stem. The male flower spike develops at the top of the vertical stem, above the female flower spike. The male flowers reduced to a pair of stamens and hairs and wither once the pollen is shed, leaving a short, bare stem portion above the female inflorescence. The dense cluster of female flowers forms a cylindrical spike Fruit caryopsis, minute, and attached to a thin hair or stalk, which effects wind dispersal
||Leaves are thick, green, erect, 5 -12 mm wide. Arranged alternately. Stipules absent.