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Nymphaea alba L.
Family Nymphaeaceae
Nymphaea alba L. APNI*

Description: Perennials with strong, vigorous horizontal rhizomes producing roots all along.

Leaves broad-elliptic to circular, with a radial slit, to 20 cm long, margins slightly sinuate.

Flowers cream, white, pink, red, or orange. Stamens flattened, loculi joined laterally, anther appendages mostly present. Ovary globose with 10–20 stigmatic lobes.

Seeds mostly not formed.


Distribution and occurrence: Generally cultivated, occasionally maintaining itself vegetatively after introduction into water bodies.
NSW subdivisions: *NWP, *SWP
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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