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|Family: Nymphaeaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Nymphaea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Nymphaea odorata Aiton
Habit: Rhizome prostrate, branched or not. Leaf: blade 5--25 cm wide, +- round. Flower: 6--19 cm wide, floating; sepals, petals lanceolate to ovate; petals 17--43; outer stamens generally 3--4 mm, inner anthers 7--12 mm; styles generally 20. Fruit: 2.5--3 cm, depressed-spheric. Seed: 1.5--2.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=56,84.
Ecology: Quiet waters, ponds, edges of lakes; Elevation: generally < 2700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRF, n SNF, SNH (Lake Tahoe), ScV (Butte Co.), SnGb, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to eastern North America. Cult widely as ornamental. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug Note: Plants in western United States introduced, but available material +- unassignable to subsp. (2 recognized in FNANM; California plants mentioned under Nymphaea odorata subsp. odorata).
eFlora Treatment Author: John H. Wiersema
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Nymphaea mexicana
Next taxon: Aristolochiaceae
Citation for this treatment: John H. Wiersema 2017. Nymphaea odorata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34798, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.