Nymphoides thunbergiana (Griseb.) Kuntze

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Nymphoides thunbergiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Backpackers and Overlanders Lodge, Epworth Harare.

Nymphoides thunbergiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Backpackers and Overlanders Lodge, Epworth Harare.

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Synonyms: Limnanthemum thunbergianum Griseb.
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Status: Native
Description:
Aquatic perennial herb. Stolons few, floating. Leaves subcircular, floating, 3-10 cm in diameter, rarely larger. Flowers pale yellow on erect pedicels 2.5-8 cm long; calyx lobes spreading. Capsule c. 5 mm in diameter, ovoid, more or less as long as the calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: thunbergiana: named after Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828), botanist and student of Linnaeus, who collected extensively in South Africa.
Habitat: In pools and rivers
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Sep -Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Images last updated: Wednesday 29 July 2009
Literature:

Mackinder, B. (1990). Menyanthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 54.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Nymphoides thunbergiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144890, retrieved 25 September 2016

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