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Taxon: Nymphaea officinalis Gaterau

Synonym of Nymphaea alba L.

Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Nymphaea
Section: Nymphaea
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 415961
Place of publication: Descr. pl. Montauban 99. 1789
Link to protologue:
Comment: all names in this work are illegitimate, superfluous names (Shenzhen ICN Art. 52) fide Taxon 17:514-517. 1968
Name Verified on: 07-Jan-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Conard, H. S. 1905. The waterlilies: a monograph of the genus Nymphaea. Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 4:211.
  2. Raynal, J. 1968. Binomes méconnus de Gaterau (1789). Taxon 17:514-517. Note: discusses Gaterau's publication and names

Check other web resources for Nymphaea officinalis Gaterau :

  • 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=415961. Accessed 17 September 2019.