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Taxon: Nymphaea caerulea Savigny

 
Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Brachyceras
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 25433
Place of publication: Décade Egypt. 1:71(-74). 1798 (Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 1:366, t.25. 1802)
Link to protologue:
Comments:
  • • non Nymphaea caerulea auct. W. Afr. (= N. guineensis Schumach.)
  • • relationship to Asian N. nouchali needs further study
Name Verified on: 13-Dec-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • blue Egyptian lotus  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • blue lotus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Egyptian lotus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • bashneen azraq  (Source: F Egypt) - Arabic
  • blaue ägyptische Seerose  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • blauer ägyptischer Lotus  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • egyptisk blålotus  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3); ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia (n.), Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West] Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Israel (extinct)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Sao Paulo]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina [Misiones]


References:

  1. Agami, M. 1980. The mysterious disappearance of the blue water lily Israel Land Nat. 5:154-156.
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  4. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  5. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. (L Egypt)
  6. Carrisso, L. W. et al., eds. Conspectus florae angolensis. (F Angol)
  7. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  9. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  10. Fossen, T. & Ø. M. Andersen 1999. Delphinidin 3-galloylgalactosides from blue flowers of Nymphaea caerulea (Phytochemistry) 50:1185-1188.
  11. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  12. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  13. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  14. Mauve, A. A. 1967. Water-lilies in South Africa Fauna & Fl. (Pretoria) 18:31-35.
  15. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  19. Tur, N. M. 2003. Nymphaea elegans (Nymphaeaceae) nueva cita para la flora argentina (Hickenia) 3(38-47):167-170.
  20. Tur, N. M. 2006. Sobre la presencia de Nymphaea caerulea (Nymphaeaceae) en la Argentina (Hickenia) 3(67):278.
  21. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  22. Wanderley, M. G. L., ed. Flora fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo. 2001- (F Phan Sao Paulo)
  23. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  24. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

Check other web resources for Nymphaea caerulea Savigny :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25433. Accessed 18 October 2018.