Nymphoides indica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Solanales Menyanthaceae

Scientific Name: Nymphoides indica (L.) Kuntze
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Water-snowflake
French Faux Nénuphar des Indes, Menyanthe de l'Inde
Limnanthemum indicum (Linn.) Griseb.
Limnanthemum kleinianum Grisebach
Limnanthemum niloticum Kotschy & Peyr.
Limnanthemum senegalensis (G.Don) N.E.Br.
Limnanthemum wrightianum Grisebach
Villarsia senegalensis G.Don
Taxonomic Notes: Both Flora Zambesiaca and Flora of tropical East Africa only treat the subspecies occidentalis A. Raynal

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-06-13
Assessor(s): Karuppasamy, S., Rao, M.L.V. & Beentje, H.J.
Reviewer(s): Luke, W.R.Q.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Maiz-Tome, L.
Nymphoides indica is a common and a widespread species with no known major threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Nymphoides indica has a pan-tropical distribution.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; Bhutan; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Cameroon; China; Comoros; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Estonia; Ethiopia; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Daman, Darjiling, Delhi, Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkand, Karaikal, Karnataka, Kerala, Laccadive Is., Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mahé, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Nicobar Is., Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Yanam); Indonesia; Japan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Liberia; Lithuania; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mexico; Monaco; Mozambique; Namibia; Nepal; Panama; Philippines; Romania; South Africa; Spain; Sri Lanka; Switzerland; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Viet Nam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1
Upper elevation limit (metres):1750
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Population [top]

Population:This is a species which can be locally common in its preferred habitats.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows in shallow water in permanent or seasonal pools and slow-flowing rivers; it may also occur in rice fields.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats have been reported for the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are in place or likely to be needed.

Citation: Karuppasamy, S., Rao, M.L.V. & Beentje, H.J. 2017. Nymphoides indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T168916A84294533. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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