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Published In: Plantae Veronenses, seu Stirpium quae in Agro Veronensi Reperiuntur Methodica Synopsis. Veronae 3: 121. 1754. (Pl. Veron.) Name publication detail

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General/Distribution: A genus with about 20 species distributed in temperate and tropical regions of both hemispheres. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species only.


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Perennial aquatic herbs, leaves petiolate, subopposite or alternate, lamina entire to somewhat wavy. Inflorescence an axillary in umbellate clusters. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla deeply 5 lobed, rotate lobes with fringed appendages, deciduous. Disc 5-lobed at the base of fleshy ovary, lobes alternating with the stamens. Ovary superior, unilocular with few to many ovules. Style simple, short, stigma 2-3 lobed. Capsule ellipsoid or ovoid, indehiscent. Seeds numerous, ovoid-orbicular with usually finely reticulate tests.

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1 Sepals oblong. Petals white with yellow base, oblong, acute. Capsule ellipsoid, c.5-6 mm long. Seeds tuberculate. Annual Nymphoides cristata
+ Sepals lanceolate. Petals bright yellow, obovate, emarginate. Capsule ovoid, 18-25 mm long. Seeds smooth. Perennial Nymphoides peltatum
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