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Genus: Nymphaea L.

Family: Nymphaeaceae
Common name: water-lily
Genus number: 8329
Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
  • conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. III)
  • all 55 accepted species are in GRIN

Complete List of Accepted Species Records.

References for genus:

  • Conard, H. S. 1905. The waterlilies: a monograph of the genus Nymphaea. Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 4:1–279.
  • Meeuse, B. J. D. & E. L. Schneider. 1980. Nymphaea revisited: a preliminary communication. Israel J. Bot. 28:65–79.
  • Moseley, M. F. 1961. Morphological studies of the Nymphaeaceae. II. The flowers of Nymphaea. Bot. Gaz. 122:233–259.
  • Wiersema, J. H. 1988. Reproductive biology of Nymphaea (Nymphaeaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75:795–804.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Nymphaea:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Nymphaea cultivars

Subdivisions of genus Nymphaea:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries
Nymphaea Chamaenymphaea
Nymphaea Nymphaea
Nymphaea Xanthantha



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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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