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Taxon: Euryale ferox Salisb.

Genus: Euryale
Family: Nymphaeaceae. Also placed in: Euryalaceae
Nomen number: 16447
Place of publication: Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2:74. 1805
Name verified on: 24-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • euryale   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • foxnut   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • gorgon   (Source: Cornucopia ) – English
  • qian shi   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • makhana   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • onibasu   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • gasiryeon   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:98.) – Transcribed Korean
  • gasiyeonkkot   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • rävnäckros   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu; Korea, South; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
    Indo-China: Myanmar [n.]

    China: China [s.]
    Eastern Asia: Korea
  • also cultivated elsewhere



Check other web resources for Euryale ferox Salisb.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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