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
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.
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

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 9 December 2016

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