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Nymphaea heudelotii Planch.
Protologue : Rev. Hort. [Paris] Ser. IV. ii. 6 (1853)
Information on the genus : Nymphaea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Nymphaea maculata auct. sensu F.T.W.A. p.p., non Schumach. sensu stricto
=Nymphaea ericirosenii R.E. Fr.
=Nymphaea baumii Rehnelt & Henkel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Delicate herb; rhizome elongate, 1(-2) cm , with scales; 'leaves small (blade 2-5 ??1,8-4,5 cm); flowers blue-lilac pink '(rarely white, 4-10 cm ), held c. 5 cm above the water.
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Ecology : Small pools in Sphagnum bogs, channels in Papyrus associations; also open water; 1120-1850 m alt. True N. heudelotii does not occur in E Africa. – Botswana.
  Intermediates exist with N. nouchali var. caerulea, especially in Angola and Zambia (= var. nana); the problem of delimitation can only be solved by breeding and crossing experiments.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1960). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[1]: 179
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