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Nymphaea nouchali


Nymphaea nouchali is a day blooming nonviviparous plant with submerged roots and stems. Part of the leaves are submerged, while others rise slightly above the surface. The leaves are round and green on top; they usually have a darker underside. The floating leaves have undulating edges that give them a crenellate appearance. Their size is about 20–23 cm and their spread is 0.9 to 1.8 m.


This aquatic plant is native to the Indian Subcontinent area. It was spread to other countries already in ancient times and has been long valued as a garden flower in Thailand and Myanmar to decorate ponds and gardens. In its natural state the Red and blue water-lily is found in static or slow-flowing aquatic habitats of little to moderate depth.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish 10 years ago
नलिनी, Purple Lotus
Nymphaea nouchali

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago


Bunan 10 years ago


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Haora, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Aug 3, 2011
Submitted on Aug 3, 2011

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