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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Oklahoma to SE. U.S.A. and Mexico.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas

Introduced into:

Arizona, Assam, California, Free State, New Mexico, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Northern Provinces, Queensland, Victoria, West Himalaya

Nymphaea mexicana Zucc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wright, C. [3], Texas K000659145
Wright, C. [3], Texas K000659146
s.coll. [s.n.] K000659149 Unknown type material
s.coll. [s.n.] K000659148

First published in Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 1: 365 (1829-1830 publ. 1832)

Accepted by

  • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Ansari, R. & Jeeja, G. (2009). Waterlilies in India. Taxonomy and cultivation of the genus Nymphaea L. (Nymphaeaceae): 1-86. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2019). https://doi.org/10.7931/b1jh-cp50 epublication.
  • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Ansari, R. & Jeeja, G. (2009). Waterlilies in India. Taxonomy and cultivation of the genus Nymphaea L. (Nymphaeaceae): 1-86. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1997). Flora of North America North of Mexico 3: 1-590. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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