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Pakistan | Family List | Menyanthaceae | Nymphoides

Nymphoides peltatum (S.G.Gmel.) O.Ktze., Revis.Gen. 2:429. 1891. Bobrov l.c., Schiman-Czeika l.c.

  • Limnanthemum nymphoides (L.) Link
  • Limnanthemum peltatum S.G.Gmel.
  • Menyanthes nymphoides L.

    Perennial with a long creeping rootstock. Stem long, floating, rooting at the nodes. Leaves floating, lamina more or less rounded or rarely orbicular with a cordate base, 2.5-5 (-11) cm x 2-6 cm with dense conspicuous dark glands on the under surface with margin entire or wavy, petiole (2-) 3-7 (-10) cm long. Flowers in an axillary fasciculate umbel, pedicels 5-7 cm long. Calyx 7-10 mm long, c.4 mm broad, obtusish, Corolla 18-25 mm long, bright yellow, united almost one third with obovate emarginate lobes, finely and sparingly fringed. Anthers more or less enlarged in their lower part, 3-4 mm long, filaments bearded with 5 oblong, oval, ciliate appendages at the top. Stigma bilobed, style 4-5 mm long, ovary shorter than the style. Capsule ovoid, 18.25 mm long, acute; seeds ellipsoid, 4-6 mm x c.3 mm, winged.

    Type: Described from West Europe.

    Distribution: W. and C. Europe, Iran, Russia, Western Himalaya to China and Japan.

    Common in the ponds and ditches of Kashmir, and seems to be rare or under-collected in our area.


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