Genus:
Nymphaea L.

Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to N. Australia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Leaves
Leaves round to elliptic, up to 35(–45) x 30(–40) cm, often slightly peltate, green above, often ± reddish or purplish beneath, basal lobes diverging, nearly closed or overlapping, entire or dentate to lobulate at the margin, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers 6–20(–30) cm wide, held above the water
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals green, 3–8(–13) x 1–2.5(–3) cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 12–27, blue or sometimes pink, mauve or white, mostly about as long as the sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 30–250; anthers with narrow usually 5–8(–15) mm long connective-appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 14–47
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit depressed-globose, 2–4 cm in diam.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Free State, Hainan, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Ascension, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Fiji, Florida, Mauritius, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Society Is., Tubuai Is.

Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 1994 Thomson, T. [s.n.], Uttar Pradesh K000659028 isotype Yes

First published in Fl. Indica: 120 (1768)

Accepted by

  • Ansari, R. & Jeeja, G. (2009). Waterlilies in India. Taxonomy and cultivation of the genus Nymphaea L. (Nymphaeaceae): 1-86. Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Chayamarit, K. & Balslav, H. (eds.) (2020). Flora of Thailand 14(4): 511-669. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Hossain, A.B.M.E., Islam, M.S. & Khan, S.A. (2000). Taxonomy of the genus Nymphaea (Tourn.) L. (Nymphaeaceae) from Bangladesh in view of anatomical studies. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 30: 9-16.
  • Kiew, R. & al. (eds.) (2015). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series II: Seed Plants, volume 5. Malayan Forest Records 49: 1-319.
  • Lê, T.C. (2003). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 2: 1-1203. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.
  • Maliya, S.D. & Datt, B. (2010). A contribution to the flora of Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary, Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34: 42-68.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nasir, E. & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1980-). Flora of Pakistan 135- Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 2: 1-1060. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Singh, M. & Ali, S.J. (2008). A study on aquatic Angiosperms of district Mau (East U.P.). Journal of East African Natural History 32: 877-890.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Nymphaeaceae: 1-12.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of China 6: 1-511. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1996). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 10: 1-426. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Florence, J. (2004). Flore de la Polynésie Française 2: 1-503. IRD editions, Paris.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Hossain, A.B.M.E., Islam, M.S. & Khan, S.A. (2000). Taxonomy of the genus Nymphaea (Tourn.) L. (Nymphaeaceae) from Bangladesh in view of anatomical studies. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 30: 9-16.
  • Kiew, R. & al. (eds.) (2015). Flora of Peninsular Malaysia. Series II: Seed Plants, volume 5. Malayan Forest Records 49: 1-319.
  • Lê, T.C. (2003). Danh lục các loài thực vật Việt Nam 2: 1-1203. Hà Nội : Nhà xuất bản Nông nghiệp.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Singh, M. & Ali, S.J. (2008). A study on aquatic Angiosperms of district Mau (East U.P.). Journal of East African Natural History 32: 877-890.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.
  • Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007). Flora of Australia 2: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2001). Flora of China 6: 1-511. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

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