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Taxon: Nymphaea mexicana Zucc.

Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Nymphaea
Section: Xanthantha
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 25439
Place of publication: Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 1:365. 1832
Link to protologue:
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


Common names:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Oklahoma (s.e. (introd.?))]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama (s.), Florida, Georgia (s.e.), Louisiana (s.), North Carolina (e.), South Carolina, Mississippi (s.)]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (introd.?)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Hidalgo, México, Michoacán de Ocampo]


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa (the plants involved may be of hybrid origin)

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Jammu and Kashmir (the plants involved may be of hybrid origin)]

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia (the plants involved may be of hybrid origin)
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand (the plants involved may be of hybrid origin)

    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain (the plants involved may be of hybrid origin)


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  3. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
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Check other web resources for Nymphaea mexicana Zucc. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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?id=25439. Accessed 24 March 2019.