Nymphaea gigantea

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Nymphaea gigantea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
Order: Nymphaeales
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Genus: Nymphaea
Species: N. gigantea
Binomial name
Nymphaea gigantea

Nymphaea gigantea is a species of aquatic perennial herbaceous plant native to Australia and New Guinea.[1][2] The plant is a tropical and substropical species that establishes tubers in the muddy bottoms of still waters; its leaves are round, and grow up to 75 cm in diameter, and the large flowers are blue-white.[3]


  1. ^ a b Conard, Henry S. (1991). The waterlilies : a monograph of the genus Nymphaea ([Faks.-Ausg. d. Erstausg. von 1905] ed.). Suffolk, England: Lark. ISBN 0948697172. 
  2. ^ Coiro, Mario; Barone Lumaga; Maria Rosaria (22 May 2013). "Aperture evolution in Nymphaeaceae: insights from a micromorphological and ultrastructural investigation". Grana: 1–10. doi:10.1080/00173134.2013.769626. 
  3. ^ "Nymphaea gigantea". The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.