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== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
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[[File:image7_cattailfiber.jpg|thumb|Cattail fiber paper]]
 
typha; typhus; bulrush (Br.); bullrush (Br.); reedmace (old Br.); ''Typha latifolia'' (broadleaf cattail, common bulrush); ''Typha augustifolia'' (Narrowleaf cattail, lesser bulrush); ''Typha minima'' (Dwarf bulrush); vezel van de kattenstaart of lisdodde (''Typha latifolia'') of paardenstaart (genus ''Equisetum'') of doddegras (genus ''Phleum'') of wilgenkatje (Ned);
 
typha; typhus; bulrush (Br.); bullrush (Br.); reedmace (old Br.); ''Typha latifolia'' (broadleaf cattail, common bulrush); ''Typha augustifolia'' (Narrowleaf cattail, lesser bulrush); ''Typha minima'' (Dwarf bulrush); vezel van de kattenstaart of lisdodde (''Typha latifolia'') of paardenstaart (genus ''Equisetum'') of doddegras (genus ''Phleum'') of wilgenkatje (Ned);
  
[[File:image7_cattailfiber.jpg|thumb|Cattail fiber paper]]
 
 
== Other Properties ==
 
== Other Properties ==
  
 
Fiber length = 25 mm (1 inch). Cross section = round.
 
Fiber length = 25 mm (1 inch). Cross section = round.
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[[File:43 cattail 200X.jpg|thumb|Cattail fibers]]
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[[File:43 cattail 200X pol.jpg|thumb|Cattail fibers]]
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
== Additional Information ==
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* G.Cook, ''Handbook of Textile Fibres:I. Natural Fibres'', 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.
 
 
G.Cook, ''Handbook of Textile Fibres:I. Natural Fibres'', 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.
 
 
 
== Additional Images ==
 
 
 
<gallery>
 
File:43 cattail 200X.jpg|Cattail fibers
 
File:43 cattail 200X pol.jpg|Cattail fibers
 
</gallery>
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
  
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 430
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 430

Latest revision as of 13:52, 25 June 2020

Broadleaf cattail Typha latifolia

Description

Short, fluffy fibers obtained from the cylindrical flowers of cattail plants, Typha latifolia and Typha augustifolia. Cattails are found in wetlands and swampy areas throughout North America. The cattail fibers are used for filling pillows, upholstery, and life jackets. They provide sound and heat insulation as well as buoyancy. Cattail leaves were also used to make seats for rush-bottomed chairs.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Cattail fiber paper

typha; typhus; bulrush (Br.); bullrush (Br.); reedmace (old Br.); Typha latifolia (broadleaf cattail, common bulrush); Typha augustifolia (Narrowleaf cattail, lesser bulrush); Typha minima (Dwarf bulrush); vezel van de kattenstaart of lisdodde (Typha latifolia) of paardenstaart (genus Equisetum) of doddegras (genus Phleum) of wilgenkatje (Ned);

Other Properties

Fiber length = 25 mm (1 inch). Cross section = round.

Cattail fibers
Cattail fibers

Resources and Citations

  • G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I. Natural Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 430
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • Wikipedia: Typha. Accessed Oct. 30, 2004