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Genus: Nymphaea (waterlilies)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Order: Nymphaeales > Family: Nymphaeaceae

About 40 species worldwide (cosmopolitan), with three species native to southern Africa and one naturalised.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Nymphaea lotus

 

Nymphaea maculata

Native to West Africa and Central Africa, extending as far south as Zimbabwe.

 

Nymphaea nouchali (Blue waterlily)

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Nymphaea mexicana

 

 


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