Hernandia nymphaeifolia (C. Presl.) Kubitzki

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Synonyms: Biasolettia nymphaeifolia C.Presl
Hernandia peltata Meisn.
Hernandia vitiensis Seem. ex Pax
Common names: Lantern tree (English) Sea hearse (English)
Status: Native?
Notes: Recently seedlings were recorded for the first time from mangrove forests on Vamizi Island in Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name: nymphaeifolia: with leaves like a water-lily (Nymhpaea).
Habitat: On sandy and rocky shores
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific coasts but only known from a few records along the eastern African coast.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 142. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hernandia nymphaeifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hernandia nymphaeifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hernandia nymphaeifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hernandia nymphaeifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Hernandia nymphaeifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hernandia nymphaeifolia
Plants of the World Online: Hernandia nymphaeifolia
Tropicos: Hernandia nymphaeifolia
Wikipedia: Hernandia nymphaeifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hernandia nymphaeifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=229860, retrieved 16 July 2024

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