2. Typha latifolia Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 971. 1753.
宽叶香蒲 kuan ye xiang pu
?Typha latifolia f. remota Skvortsov.
Stems 1-2.5 m tall, stout. Leaves 45-95 cm × 5-15 mm, abaxially convex, transverse section semilunate. Male part of spikes 3.5-12 cm, with 1-3 deciduous bracts at base or occasionally in middle portion; female part of spikes not separated from male part, 5-23 cm. Male flowers: stamens usually 2; anthers ca. 3 mm. Female flowers without bracteoles; ovary lanceolate; stalk ca. 4 mm, slender; styles 2.5-3 mm; stigmas lanceolate, 1-1.2 mm; hairs on stalk shorter than style. Fruit lanceolate. Fl. and fr. May-Aug. 2n = 30.
Lakes, ponds, channels, swamps, slow-moving rivers. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Afghanistan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; Africa, SW Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America].