Hydrocleys nymphoides

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Hydrocleys nymphoides
Curtis's Botanical Magazine (1833)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Hydrocleys
H. nymphoides
Binomial name
Hydrocleys nymphoides
(Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Buchenau
  • Stratiotes nymphoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
  • Limnocharis humboldtii Rich.
  • Hydrocleys humboldtii (Rich.) Endl.
  • Vespuccia humboldtii (Rich.) Parl.
  • Limnocharis nymphoides (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Micheli in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle
  • Hydrocleys commersonii Rich.
  • Vespuccia americana C.Colón
  • Limnocharis commersonii (Rich.) Spreng.
  • Sagittaria ranunculoides Vell.
  • Hydrocleys azurea Schult.f. in C.F.P.von Martius

Hydrocleys nymphoides, the waterpoppy[2] or water-poppy,[3] is an aquatic plant species in the Alismataceae. It is widespread across South America, Central America, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and the Netherlands Antilles. It is cultivated in many places for used in decorative ponds and artificial aquatic habitats, and naturalized in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas.[1][4][5][6]



  1. ^ a b "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". apps.kew.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  2. ^ "Hydrocleys nymphoides". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program Image
  5. ^ Atlas of Living Australia
  6. ^ "Hydrocleys nymphoides | SANBI". www.sanbi.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.

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