Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f.
  • Fl. Indica

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000382053. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2021'

General Information

Rhizomes erect, unbranched. Leaf blade elliptic-orbicular to orbicular, 7--15(--45) cm in diam., papery, abaxially glabrous, peltate a few mm from base of sinus, base cordate, basal lobes parallel to spreading, margin subentire to deeply crenate. Flower slightly emergent, 3--15 cm in diam. Calyx insertion on receptacle circular; sepals lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 2.5--8 cm, slightly veined, persistent. Petals 10--30, white tinged with purple, blue, or purple-red, linear-oblong to lanceolate, 4.5--5 cm, transition to stamens gradual. Filament of inner stamens ± as wide as anther; connective apically appendaged. Carpels only partially united, walls between locules of ovary double. Stigma rays (8--)10--30; carpellary appendages triangular-tapered. Fruit globose, 1.5--4.5 cm in diam. Seeds ellipsoid-globose, 0.5--1.3 mm, with longitudinal rows of hairs. Fl. Jul--Dec. 2n = 28, 56, 84.

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    Aquatic perennial with floating leaves, woolly below. Leaves orbicular, deeply notched at base, margins undulate or scalloped, petioles long or short. Flowers blue, scented, closing at night.

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    Ponds and lakes.

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    Elands Bay and Cape Peninsula to tropical Africa, Asia, Australia.

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     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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