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Nymphoides Séguier. Floating Heart.

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A genus of about 20 species, aquatic herbs, cosmopolitan.

ID notes: As the scientific name implies, the leaves of Nymphoides bear a superficial resemblance to those of Nymphaea. The leaves of Nymphoides are more cordate, the two basal lobes more rounded, rather than having a rather sharp corner or angle. Nymphoides cordata has much smaller leaves than Nymphaea, while the thickly pebbled texturing of Nymphoides aquatica is very unlike the glossy smoothness of Nymphaea.

Ref: Barger et al. (2010); Barger et al. (2023); Burks (2002); Middleton et al. (2018); Ornduff (1969); Tippery et al. (2018); Tippery, Les, & Peredo (2015); Wood (1983a). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Nymphoides peltata | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Nymphoides cordata | Original Image ⭷
image of plantno rights reserved, uploaded by steve b | Nymphoides grayana source | Original Image ⭷

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