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.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevipedicellata (Vatke) A. RaynalC
senegalensis (G.Don) TipperySDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Nymphoides:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nymphoides
Flora of Caprivi: Nymphoides
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Nymphoides
Flora of Mozambique: Nymphoides
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Nymphoides.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1101, retrieved 18 May 2024

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