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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Nymphaeaceae, F. A. Mendoça. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Moderately stout aquatic herb with elongate rhizome 1–2 cm. thick.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves, 3–13 x 3–12 cm., chartaceous, orbicular or suborbicular, incised-cordate, peltate, lobes obtuse or rounded, nearly closed or divergent, smooth on both surfaces, green or reddish beneath, primary lateral nerves 6–7 on each side of the midrib, impressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow, 4–8 cm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4, 2.5–5 x 0.8–1.6 cm., ovate-lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 8–14, as long as the sepals, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse or acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 30–50.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 12–16.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 2 x 2–6 cm., subglobose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1–5 mm. long, ellipsoid, smooth.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Nymphaea sulphurea Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [2871], Zambia 11929.000
Baum, H. [657], Angola K000230145
Hutchinson, J. [4048], Zambia Nymphaea primulina K000230146

First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 235 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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