Nymphaea capensis Thunb.

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 92 (1800)
This species is a synonym of Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps. [Cited as Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea.]
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea.]
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Nymphaeaceae: 1-12. [Cited as Nymphaea nouchali var. caerulea.]

This name is accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh. [Cited as Nymphaea capensis.]

Other Data

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Sources

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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