Typha orientalis

Common name: 


Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Riverina, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, East Gippsland (EGHJKLMNPQRSTWXZ) all States

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Edges of streams and swamps, common along Darby River1

Flower description:

Absent or reduced to bristles2


Tall erect herb to 2.5 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has two cylindrical spikes per stem. The male cluster is above the female. Typha domingensis may also be present however these two species are very difficult to distinguish from one another without critical examination of the flowers2

Image of Typha orientalis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria