2513.000 Nymphaea L.

Description of the genus

Aquatic herbs. Leaf lamina elliptic to subcircular, deeply cordate, peltate. Sepals 4, green. Petals 5-many, inner ones shorter and narrower, grading into the stamens. Stamens with petaloid filaments. Carpels numerous, many-ovulate. Fruit a large fleshy berry, ripening under water. Seeds floating owing to a pulpy sack-like aril.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Paraponyx fluctuosalis (Fluctuating china mark) Larval foodplant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
cf. mexicana Zucc.

Other sources of information about Nymphaea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nymphaea
Flora of Caprivi: Nymphaea
Flora of Malawi: Nymphaea
Flora of Mozambique: Nymphaea
Flora of Zambia: Nymphaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nymphaea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nymphaea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nymphaea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nymphaea
Wikipedia: Nymphaea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nymphaea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nymphaea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Nymphaea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=578, retrieved 13 August 2022

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