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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.
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:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


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

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  3. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  4. Pott, V. J. & A. Pott. 1997. Checklist das macrófitas aquáticas do Pantanal, Brasil. Acta Bot. Brasil. 11:222.
  5. Pott, V. J. 1998. A família Nymphaeaceae no Pantanal, Mato Grosso e Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. Acta Bot. Brasil. 12:193.
  6. 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.
  7. Prance, G. T. 1974. Victoria amazonica ou Victoria regia?. Acta Amazon. 4(3):6.
  8. Ritter, N. P. 2003. pers. comm. via e-mail on 21 Feb Note: all material collected in Bolivia, including the Bolivian Pantanal, was Victoria amazonica (Poepp.) J. C. Sowerby
  9. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  10. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=41592. Accessed 2 June 2020.