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Taxon: Hydrocleys nymphoides (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Buchenau

Genus: Hydrocleys
Family: Alismataceae. Also placed in: Limnocharitaceae
Nomen number: 416499
Place of publication: Index crit. Butom. Alism. Juncag. 2, 9. 1868 (Abh. Naturwiss. Vereins Bremen 2:2, 9. 1869)
Name verified on: 28-Mar-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Jun-2009
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • water-poppy   (Source: F NAmer 22:6.) – English

Distributional range:

    Caribbean: Netherlands Antilles - Curacao; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad
    Mesoamerica: Guatemala
    Northern South America: Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Tucuman; Paraguay

    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand


  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. [lists as H. nymphoides (Willd.) Buchenau].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 2000. Flora of North America. 22:6. [lists as H. nymphoides (Willd.) Buchenau].
  • Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh. 1993–. Flora of Victoria. [lists as H. nymphoides (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Buchenau].
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador. [lists as H. nymphoides (Willd.) Buchenau].
  • Haynes, R. R. & L. B. Holm-Nielsen. 1992. The Limnocharitaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 56:25. [lists as H. nymphoides (Willd.) Buchenau].
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research. Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand plants (on-line resource).
  • Spichiger, R., ed. 1985–. Flora del Paraguay.


Check other web resources for Hydrocleys nymphoides (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Buchenau:

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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 other web resources for images:

  • Google 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.
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