Prodr. Pl. Cap.2: 92. 1800
Phenology: Flowering mid spring–summer.
Habitat: Sandy-bottomed ditches
Elevation: 0-100 m
The Florida introductions probably represent Nymphaea capensis var. zanzibariensis (Caspary) Conard, which B. Verdcourt (1989), in combining African and Asian plants into a single species with several varieties, has recently treated as N. nouchali N. L. Burman var. zanzibariensis (Caspary) Verdcourt. His interpretation of the type of N. capensis, differing from that of previous workers, should be further studied. The traditional view is retained here.
|Author||John. H. Wiersema + and C. Barre Hellquist +|
|Common name||Cape blue water-lily +|
|Elevation||0-100 m +|
|Habitat||Sandy-bottomed ditches +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Flowering mid spring–summer. +|
|Taxon name||Nymphaea capensis +|
|Taxon parent||Nymphaea +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 3 +|