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Nymphaea nouchali (Blue waterlily)

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 > Genus: Nymphaea

Nymphaea nouchali (Blue waterlily)

Nymphaea nouchali (Blue waterlily) growing in farm dam, Houwhoek, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Pink form of Nymphaea nouchali (Blue waterlily) growing in Helderberg Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

The commonest of the waterlilies in southern Africa, found throughout the region where there is clear, still water.

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