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  1. Family: Menyanthaceae Dumort.
    1. Genus: Nymphoides Ség.
      1. Nymphoides thunbergiana (Griseb.) Kuntze

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.

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    Menyanthaceae, Barbara Mackinder. Flora Zambesiaca 7:4. 1990

    Habit
    Perennial; stock thick, floating stolons few.
    Leaves
    Petiole 2–6 cm.; lamina 3–10(20) cm. in diam., subcircular.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5–20 heterostylous, pedicels 2.5–6(8) cm.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–6.5 mm. long, spreading at anthesis.
    Corolla
    Corolla pale yellow, tube 5–6 mm. long, lobes 1.2–1.5 mm. or more long, fimbriate laciniate along margins and midvein inside and sometimes densely hairy at the throat.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± 5 mm. in diam., ovoid, ± as long as the calyx, usually less than 10 seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.6–2.2 mm. long, lenticular ± tuberculate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Nymphoides thunbergiana (Griseb.) Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 429 (1891)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0