Taxon: Euryale ferox Salisb.

Genus: Euryale
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 16447
Place of publication: Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2:74. 1805
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: starch (fide Cornucopia)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Cornucopia)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Honshu, Kyushu; Korea, South ; Taiwan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Primorye
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; India Assam, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
    • Indo-China: Myanmar

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Korea


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Deb, D. B. 1961. Dicotyledonous plants of Manipur territory Bull. Bot. Surv. India 3:316.
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kak, A. M. 1985. Aquatic and wetland vegetation of the north western Himalaya—XXI. Family Nymphaeaceae in the north western Himalaya J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 7:591-598.
  • Kak, A. M. 1990. Aquatic and wetland vegetation of the Kashmir Himalaya J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 14:10.
  • Khanna, K. K. et al. Dicotyledonous plants of Uttar Pradesh: a checklist. (Dicot Pl Uttar Prad)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Kress, W. J. et al., eds. Revised checklist of the plants of Myanmar (Burma) (on-line resource). (L Myanmar Online)
  • Lee, Y. N. Flora of Korea. (F Korea)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:98.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  • Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. (Med Pl Korea)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  • Shetty, B. V. & V. Singh, eds. Flora of India. Series 2: Flora of Rajasthan. (F Rajasthan)
  • Singh, N. P. et al. Flora of Bihar: analysis. (F Bihar)
  • Singh, N. P. et al., eds. Flora of Manipur. 2000- (F Manipur)
  • Singh, N. P., eds. Flora of Jammu & Kashmir. 2002- (F Jammu Kashmir)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Euryale ferox Salisb. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.