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Taxon: Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews

Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Lotos
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 415655
Place of publication: Bot. Repos. 8: t. 503. 1808 (R. H. Salisbury, Parad. lond. 1(1): sub t. 14. 1805, pro syn.)
Link to protologue:
  • • an uncertain taxon; different ploidy levels are known, and while some populations are reportedly sterile, others are reported as fertile, suggesting further study is needed
  • • authorship of names in this work follows Shenzhen ICN Art. 46.8; there is no internal evidence in the work for any author other than Andrews (fide K. Gandhi, pers. comm. on 7 Aug 2006)
Name Verified on: 16-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jan-2019
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India [Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh]


    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba


    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Other (exact native range in Asia obscure)


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  8. Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba. 1998- (F Cuba)
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  22. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews :

  • 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=415655. Accessed 24 April 2019.