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Taxon: Nymphaea pygmaea (Salisb.) W. T. Aiton

Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Nymphaea
Section: Chamaenymphaea
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 415887
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 3:293. 1811
Link to protologue:
Comment: the generic treatment in Hortus kewensis is not attributed to "Brown mss." so W. T. Aiton is the author of the name (see Shenzhen ICN Art. 46 Ex. 25)
Name Verified on: 05-Feb-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jan-2019
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan [Hokkaidô, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku]

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Meghalaya]
    • INDO-CHINA: Vietnam


  1. Deb, D. B. 1961. Dicotyledonous plants of Manipur territory Bull. Bot. Surv. India 3:317.
  2. Dkhar, J. et al. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics and taxonomic reassessment of four Indian representatives of the genus Nymphaea Aquatic Bot. 93:135-139.
  3. Fu, D.-Z. & J. H. Wiersema 2001. Nymphaeaceae (F ChinaEng)
  4. Hellquist, C. B. & J. H. Wiersema 1996. Observations on native Nymphaea of northern North America and their use in water gardening Water Gard. J. 12(4):9-15.
  5. Kadono, Y. Aquatic plants of Japan. 1994 (Aquat Pl Japan)
  6. Wiersema, J. H. 1996. Nymphaea tetragona and Nymphaea leibergii (Nymphaeaceae): two species of diminutive water-lilies in North America (Brittonia) 48:527.

Check other web resources for Nymphaea pygmaea (Salisb.) W. T. Aiton :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?415887. Accessed 22 April 2019.