Taxon: Nymphaea capensis Thunb.

Genus: Nymphaea
  Subgenus: Brachyceras
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 415615
Place of publication: Prodr. pl. cap. 92. 1800
Comment: relationship to Asian N. nouchali needs further study
Name Verified on: 13-Dec-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jul-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, - Free State, - Gauteng, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West, - Western Cape; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius

  • Naturalized:

    • :
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Thailand
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics


  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. 1976- (F Mascar)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • La-ongsri, W. et al. 2009. A synopsis of Thai Nymphaeaceae Nordic J. Bot. 27:104.
  • Mauve, A. A. 1967. Water-lilies in South Africa Fauna & Fl. (Pretoria) 18:31-35.
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. 1966-1972 (F Namib)
  • Robyns, W. et al., eds. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. 1948-63 (F CongoRB)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wiersema, J. H. 1997. Nymphaea (F NAmer)


Check other web resources for Nymphaea capensis Thunb. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image