6545.000 Nymphoides Ség. - Floating hearts


Description of the genus

Aquatic herbs. Leaves simple and ovate or ± circular (in ours). Flowers in clusters at the nodes (in ours), 5(-8)-merous. Capsule developing under water, dehiscent.

Derivation of name: resembling the genus of water-lilies, Nymphaea.

Worldwide: 20 species, cosmopolitan.

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

Nymphoides forbesiana

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brevipedicellata (Vatke) A. RaynalM
forbesiana (Griseb.) KuntzeN,GI,MDescription, Image
indica (L.) Kuntze subsp. occidentalis A. RaynalZ,MDescription, Image
rautanenii (N.E. Br.) A. RaynalGI/M

Other sources of information about Nymphoides:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Nymphoides
Flora of Caprivi: Nymphoides
Flora of Malawi: Nymphoides
Flora of Zambia: Nymphoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nymphoides

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nymphoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nymphoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nymphoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nymphoides
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nymphoides
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nymphoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Nymphoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nymphoides
Plants of the World Online: Nymphoides
Tropicos: Nymphoides
Wikipedia: Nymphoides

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Nymphoides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1101, retrieved 7 June 2023

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