Nuphar Sm.

First published in J.Sibthorp & J.E.Smith, Fl. Graec. Prodr. 1: 361 (1809), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Temp. & Subtropical Northern Hemisphere, Cuba.


Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Algeria, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Central European Russia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Louisiana, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Nebraska, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia, Northwest Territories, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Extinct in:


Introduced into:

Bangladesh, New Zealand North, New Zealand South


Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Nash, G.V. [1751] United States K000659037 Unknown Type Material Yes
Láng, A.F. [s.n.] Europe K000659039 Unknown Type Material Yes
Láng, A.F. [s.n.] Europe K000659040 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Canada K000659036 Unknown Type Material Yes


  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.