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Taxon: Nymphoides cristata (Roxb.) Kuntze

Genus: Nymphoides
Family: Menyanthaceae
Nomen number: 419708
Place of publication: Revis. gen. pl. 2:429. 1891
Name verified on: 14-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
NC(as Nymhoides cristata)ª.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • shui pi lian   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Distributional range:

    China: China - Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Sichuan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: India [e.]
    Indo-China: Vietnam


  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. [= N. hygrophylla (Lour.) Kuntze].
  • Hô, P.-H. 1999. Cây co Viêt Nam, ed. 2.
  • Li, S.-P. et al. 2002. The genus Nymphoides Séguier (Menyanthaceae) in Taiwan. Taiwania 47:254. [= N. hygrophylla (Lour.) Kuntze].
  • Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus. Regnum Veg. 119:181. [= N. hygrophylla (Lour.) Kuntze].
  • Sivarajan, V. V. & K. T. Joseph. 1993. The genus Nymphoides Séguier (Menyanthaceae) in India. Aquatic Bot. 45:153. [= N. hygrophylla (Lour.) Kuntze].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Nymphoides cristata (Roxb.) Kuntze:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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