Typha capensis

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Typha capensis
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Cape Bulrush
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Typhaceae
Genus: Typha
T. capensis
Binomial name
Typha capensis
  • Typha latifolia subsp. capensis Rohrb.

Typha capensis is an aquatic plant known from southern and eastern Africa as far north as Uganda.[3] It has also been reported from Brazil.[4]

The rhizomes of Typha capensis are used medicinally in southern Africa. It is reported to improve circulation and to enhance male libido and performance.[5]


  1. ^ Ghogue, J.-P. (2010). "Typha capensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 May 2009.
  2. ^ Tropicos Typha capensis
  3. ^ Brown, Nicholas Edward. Flora Capensis 7: 32. 1897.
  4. ^ Encyclopedia of Life, Typha capensis
  5. ^ Bouncing Bear Botanicals