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|Family: Nymphaeaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Nymphaea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Nymphaea mexicana Zucc.
Habit: Rhizomes erect, unbranched. Leaf: blade 7--14(18) cm wide, ovate to +- round. Flower: 6--11 cm wide, floating or emergent; sepals, petals lanceolate to narrow-elliptic; petals 12--30; outer stamens generally 2--2.5 cm, inner anthers 4--6 mm; styles 7--9. Fruit: 2--2.5 cm, ovoid. Seed: 4--5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=56.
Ecology: Lakes, ponds, slow streams; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV; Distribution Outside California: native to southeastern United States, Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul Note: California plants referred to this sp. may be instead belong to Nymphaea ×thiona D.B. Ward, a natural hybrid between Nymphaea mexicana and Nymphaea odorata.
eFlora Treatment Author: John H. Wiersema
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Nymphaea
Next taxon: Nymphaea odorata
Citation for this treatment: John H. Wiersema 2016. Nymphaea mexicana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34797, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.