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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to SW. Pacific.

[FWTA]

Menyanthaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Aquatic plant
Morphology Leaves
Rounded leaves floating on the surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Emergent clusters of white or yellow flowers.

[FTEA]

Menyanthaceae, Christopher Whitehouse. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Plants perennial, often spotted red-violet.
Vegetative Multiplication Stolons
Stolons numerous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves circular, up to 30 cm. across, reddish beneath; petiole 1.5-6 cm. or even more.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence usually 20-30-flowered; pedicels 4-10 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla ± 2.5-3 cm. across, white with a yellow centre; tube ± 7-9 mm. long; corolla lobes covered entirely with hairs inside; heterostylous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted 2/ 3 or 3/ 4 of the way up the corolla-tube; anthers in short-styled flowers ± 2.5-3 mm. long, filaments long-exserted, 2-3 mm. long; anthers in long-styled flowers similar but only up to 2 mm. long, filaments not exserted, 1-2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Gynoecium 5-8 or 10-14 mm.; ovary ovoid in both types of flowers, 3-4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, up to 6 mm. diameter, shorter than the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, sometimes more than 50, smooth to ± tuberculate.
Distribution
T2 T5 (of the SPECIES) Pantropical

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 5 - 1125 m.; Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba, acuática
Conservation
No Evaluada

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly ovate to orbicular, bright green often tinged with reddish purple, 3–25 cm, margin entire or slightly sinuate, petiole of inflorescence leaves 1–2 cm, basal sheath inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Fascicles 10–30-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels up to 8 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate, acute, 3–6 × 1–2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lobes white with a yellow base, narrowly obovate, 8–15 mm, margin and inner surface densely bearded with long flexuous hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule broadly ovoid-globose, up to 10 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds lenticular, smooth or ± tuberculate, about 1.5 mm.
Ecology
In still or slow-flowing water; 0–20 m alt.
Phenology
Apr.–Aug.
Distribution
SW Iran, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Australia, Pacific Islands, W & S Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, S Africa. Common in the southern marsh and other marshy districts of the desert region of Iraq.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Fiji, Hainan, India, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Manchuria, Myanmar, Nepal, New Caledonia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Florida

Nymphoides indica (L.) Kuntze appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 11, 2016 van Beusekom [1302], Thailand K001045614
Mar 1, 2012 I Made Maduarta [IMM 165], Lesser Sunda Is. K000734255
Apr 22, 2009 Wood, J.R.I. et al. [12186], Bolivia K000324948
Apr 22, 2009 Wood, J.R.I. et al. [16648], Bolivia K000324949
Jan 1, 1986 MacKee [19], New Caledonia K000610255
Sri Lanka 36250.018
Cutler [109-524], Argentina 54498.000
Tanzania K000418518
Kirk [2], Tanzania K000418519
Kirk [2], Tanzania K000418520
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1995], Tanzania K000418521
Whyte, A. [40], Kenya K000418522 Unknown type material
Schweinfurth, G. [2270], Sudan K000418523 Unknown type material
Schimper [1358], Ethiopia K000418524 Unknown type material
Leprieur [s.n.], Senegal K000418526
Roger [s.n.], Senegal K000418525
Esquirol, J. [2532], China K000832798
Pirani, J.R. [1873], Brazil K001138301
Farney, C. [379], Brazil K001138300
Glaziou, A. [21762], Brazil K001138299
Holland, H. [56], Queensland K000832778
Lindeman, J.C. [2613], Brazil K001138305
Bogner [1144], Brazil K001138304
Eiten, G. [4633], Brazil K001138303
Silva, D.M. [46], Brazil K001138302
s.coll. [4352], India Limnanthemum indicum K000894393
Bruce, H. [Cat. no. 4352] Villarsia indica K001038793
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4352] Villarsia indica K001038788
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4352], Myanmar Villarsia indica K001038792
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4352] Villarsia indica K001038787
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4352], India Villarsia indica K001038790
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4352], India Villarsia indica K001038789
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4352], India Villarsia indica K001038791

First published in Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 429 (1891)

Accepted by

  • Autrey, J.C., Bosser, J. & Ferguson, I.K. (eds.) (2005). Flore des Mascareignes 121-126: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Balick, M. J., M. H. Nee & D.E. Atha (2000). Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 85: 1-246.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Correa A., Mireya D. Galdames, Carmen Correa A., M. D., C. Galdames & M. S. de Stapf (2004). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Panamá: 1-599. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1981). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 3: 1-499. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Kuo, M.L. (ed.) (2012). Flora of Taiwan, ed. 2, Suppl.: 1-414. Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan, Second Edition, National Taiwan University.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh l?c các loài th?c v?t Vi?t Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà N?i : Nhà xu?t b?n Nông nghi?p.
  • Maliya, S.D. & Datt, B. (2010). A contribution to the flora of Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary, Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34: 42-68.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India Pleione 3: 190-200.
  • Schiman-Czeiha, H. (1967). Flora Iranica 41: 1-28. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Singh, M. & Ali, S.J. (2008). A study on aquatic Angiosperms of district Mau (East U.P.) Journal of East African Natural History 32: 877-890.
  • Sinha, G.P. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora of Mizoram 2: 1-649. Botanical Survey of India.
  • Smith, A.C. (1991). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 5: 1-626. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Stevens, W.D., Ulloa U., C., Pool, A. & Montiel, O.M. (2001). Flora de Nicaragua Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 85: i-xlii, 1-2666. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • Whitehouse, C. (1996). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Menyanthaceae: 1-5.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (1995). Flora of China 16: 1-479. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).
  • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Rev. Gen. 2: 429 (1891).

Flora of Iraq

  • Blakelock in Kew Bull. 4: 521 (1950);
  • O. Kuntze, Rev. Gen. 2: 429 (1891);
  • Ting-nung Ho & Ornduff  in Fl. China 16: 141 (1995).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • ( 2021-continuously updated). Natural Resources Conservation Services Plant Database http://plants.usda.gov/cgi_bin/topics.cgi?earl=checklist.html.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1981). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 3: 1-499. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Kuo, M.L. (ed.) (2012). Flora of Taiwan, ed. 2, Suppl.: 1-414. Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan, Second Edition, National Taiwan University.
  • Lê, T.C. (2005). Danh l?c các loài th?c v?t Vi?t Nam 3: 1-1248. Hà N?i : Nhà xu?t b?n Nông nghi?p.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Newman, M., Ketphanh, S., Svengsuksa, B., Thomas, P., Sengdala, K., Lamxay, V. & Armstrong, K. (2007). A checklist of the vascular plants of Lao PDR: 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India Pleione 3: 190-200.
  • Schiman-Czeiha, H. (1967). Flora Iranica 41: 1-28. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Singh, M. & Ali, S.J. (2008). A study on aquatic Angiosperms of district Mau (East U.P.) Journal of East African Natural History 32: 877-890.
  • Smith, A.C. (1991). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 5: 1-626. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(1): 1-346.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (1995). Flora of China 16: 1-479. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Raynal in Adansonia, sér. 2, 14: 416, t. 18 (1974).
  • Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 429 (1891).
  • Marais & I. Verd. in Flora of Southern Africa 26: 243 (1963), pro parte.
  • P. Taylor in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 302 (1963), pro parte.

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