African Plant Database

Nymphaea lotus L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 511 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Nymphaea
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Nymphaea zenkeri Gilg (1906)
=Nymphaea thermalis DC.
=Nymphaea reichardiana F. Hoffm. (1889)
=Nymphaea leucantha Peter (1928)
=Nymphaea lotus var. parviflora Peter
=Nymphaea lotus var. dentata (Schumach. & Thonn.) Casp.
=Nymphaea dentata Schumach. & Thonn. (1827)
=Castalia mystica Salisb.
=Nymphaea acutidens Peter (1928) p.p. quoad sheet 1
=Nymphaea hypotricha Peter (1928)
=*Nymphaea liberiensis A. Chev. (1938)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Robust herb; rhizome tuberous; tubers ovoid, …
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Ecology : Lakes, water-holes, sheltered water in rivers 0,5-2 m deep; also swamps in forest; 0-1200 m alt. (0-200 in Somalia); 0-2300 m in Kenya.
  Bioko; Egypt; Namibia; Madagascar; Europe: NW Romania- Widely cultivated; naturalized in S USA & N S. America.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial, occ. annual-Herb, Hydrophyte, Epihydate- Ht depending on depth of water Alt: 550 - 1500 m. Distribution: BOT, GA, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Emergent Aquatic; distribution: Africa. Europe, Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 176
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 36
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 30
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:64 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 69
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 274

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 39: t.1541 (1969).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 246 (1989).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires rares, menacées ou endémiques du Maroc. Bocconea 8: 137 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 152 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 294
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Record n°18270 modified 2009-09-24
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