Genus: Nuphar Sm.

Family: Nymphaeaceae
Common names: cow-lily, yellow pond-lily
Genus number: 8319
Last updated: 19-Jun-2019
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Nymphozanthus Rich., nom. rej.
  • • a proposal to alter gender to neuter was rejected
  • • all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Beal, E. O. 1956. Taxonomic revision of the genus Nuphar Sm. of North America and Europe. J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 72:317-346.
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 2000. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 49. Taxon 49:267. Note: conservation proposal rejected
  3. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  4. Moseley, M. F. 1965. Morphological studies of the Nymphaeaceae. III. The floral anatomy of Nuphar. Phytomorphology 15:54-84.
  5. Moseley, M. F. 1971. Morphological studies of the Nymphaeaceae. VI. Development of the flower of Nuphar. Phytomorphology 21:253-283.
  6. Paclt, J. 1998. (1334) Proposal to amend the gender of Nuphar, nom. cons. (Nymphaeaceae), to neuter. Taxon 47:167-169.
  7. Padgett, D. J. et al. 1999. Phylogenetic relationships in Nuphar (Nymphaeaceae): evidence from morphology, chloroplast DNA, and nuclear ribosomal DNA. Amer. J. Bot. 86:1316-1324.
  8. Padgett, D. J. 2007. A monograph of Nuphar (Nymphaeaceae). Rhodora 109:1-95.

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):

Subdivisions of Nuphar Sm.:



  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Nuphar
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 5 July 2020.