6545.000 Nymphoides Ség. - Floating hearts


Description of the genus

Aquatic herbs. Leaves simple and ovate or ± circular (in ours). Flowers in clusters at the nodes (in ours), 5(-8)-merous. Capsule developing under water, dehiscent.

Derivation of name: resembling the genus of water-lilies, Nymphaea.

Worldwide: 20 species, cosmopolitan.

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brevipedicellata (Vatke) A. RaynalB,N,W,C/S,SCb,N,C,S,W
forbesiana (Griseb.) KuntzeB,W,CNw,C,WDescription, Image
milnei A.Raynal [DD]WNw
rautanenii (N.E. Br.) A. RaynalB,SCb,C,S,W
senegalensis (G.Don) TipperyB,N,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
tenuissima A.Raynal [LR-lc]N,WNw,N
thunbergiana (Griseb.) KuntzeWCbDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nymphoides:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nymphoides
Flora of Caprivi: Nymphoides
Flora of Malawi: Nymphoides
Flora of Mozambique: Nymphoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nymphoides

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nymphoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nymphoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nymphoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nymphoides
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nymphoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nymphoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Nymphoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nymphoides
Plants of the World Online: Nymphoides
Tropicos: Nymphoides
Wikipedia: Nymphoides

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Nymphoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1101, retrieved 11 December 2023

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