Nymphaea nouchali


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nymphaea nouchali
Species Authority: Burm.f.
Nymphaea caerulea Savigny
Nymphaea calliantha Conard
Nymphaea capensis Thunb.
Nymphaea mildbraedii Gilg
Nymphaea ovalifolia Conard
Nymphaea petersiana Klotszch
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-03-24
Assessor/s: Gupta, A.K.
Reviewer/s: Bhat, G.K., Augustine, J., Rao, M.L.V., Dahanukar, N. & Molur, S.
Widespread species with no known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is native to temperate and tropical Asia (Afghanistan to China, and south to Papua New Guinea), Australia and tropical Africa.
Afghanistan; Angola (Angola); Australia; Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Egypt (Egypt (African part)); India; Indonesia; Kenya; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Lesotho; Malawi; Malaysia; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia (Caprivi Strip, Namibia (main part)); Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Somalia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Uganda; Viet Nam; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species. Population trends are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Commonly found growing in stagnant water pools or ponds. It is a rooted aquatic herb.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.
Citation: Gupta, A.K. 2011. Nymphaea nouchali. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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