Nymphoides thunbergiana (Griseb.) Kuntze

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Nymphoides thunbergiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Backwater Kwando River

Nymphoides thunbergiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Backwater Kwando River

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Synonyms: Limnanthemum thunbergianum Griseb.
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Status: Native
Aquatic perennial herb. Stolons few, floating. Leaves subcircular, floating, 3-10 cm in diameter, rarely larger. Flowers pale yellow on erect pedicels 2.5-8 cm long; calyx lobes spreading. Corolla with tube 5-6 mm long, lobes c. 1.5 mm long, rarely more. Capsule c. 5 mm in diameter, ovoid, more or less as long as the calyx. Seeds smooth.
Derivation of specific name: thunbergiana: named after Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828), botanist and student of Linnaeus, who collected extensively in South Africa.
Habitat: In pools and rivers.
Flowering time:Sep -Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Caprivi-Namibia, South Africa and Madagascar.
Growth form(s): Aquatic.
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Content last updated: Saturday 12 August 2023

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 40.

Mackinder, B. (1990). Menyanthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Page 54.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 62.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 95.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Nymphoides thunbergiana.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144890, retrieved 23 June 2024

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