Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Proteales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Description of the family

Perennial rhizomatous aquatic herbs. Leaves emerging or floating; simple, alternate with entire margins; peltate. Stipules sheathing. Inflorescence solitary flowers with long peduncles. Flowers bisexual; actinomorphic. Perianth free, white, yellow, pink or red. Ovary superior; carpels free sunk in cavities on top of receptacle. Fruit nut-like.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 2 species in east Asia and eastern North America.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated genera and 0 cultivated taxa.

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Other sources of information about Nelumbonaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nelumbonaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nelumbonaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nelumbonaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nelumbonaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nelumbonaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nelumbonaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Nelumbonaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nelumbonaceae
Wikipedia: Nelumbonaceae
Plants of the World Online: Nelumbonaceae
Tropicos: Nelumbonaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Nelumbonaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=264, retrieved 2 December 2023

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