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Taxon: Nymphaea pubescens Willd.

Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Lotos
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 25443
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2(2):1154. 1799
Link to protologue:
Comment: a species of uncertain status
Name Verified on: 14-Dec-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore;

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng (s.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, [Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh] Nepal, Pakistan, [Punjab, Sind] Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (n.), Northern Territory (n.)]


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Check other web resources for Nymphaea pubescens Willd. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25443. Accessed 1 April 2020.