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Taxon: Victoria amazonica (Poepp.) J. C. Sowerby

Genus: Victoria
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 41592
Place of publication: Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 6:310. 1850
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-May-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Mato Grosso do Sul (w.), Pará, Rondônia, Acre, Mato Grosso (s.)]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia [El Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  4. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  5. Pott, V. J. 1998. A família Nymphaeaceae no Pantanal, Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil Acta Bot. Brasil. 12:193.
  6. Pott, V. J. & A. Pott 1997. Checklist das macrófitas aquáticas do Pantanal, Brasil Acta Bot. Brasil. 11:222.
  7. Prance, G. T. 1974. Victoria amazonica ou Victoria regia? Acta Amazon. 4(3):6.
  8. Prance, G. T. & J. R. Arias 1975. A study of the floral biology of Victoria amazonica (Poepp.) Sowerby (Nymphaeaceae) Acta Amazon. 5(2):109-139.
  9. Ritter, N. P. 2003. pers. comm. (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 21 Feb
  10. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Victoria amazonica (Poepp.) J. C. Sowerby :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Victoria amazonica cultivars
  • 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.


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?41592. Accessed 18 June 2019.