Nymphaea


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nymphaea

(nɪmˈfiːə)
n
(Plants) any of the plants, known as water lilies, that are members of the genus Nymphaea
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Noun1.nymphaea - the type genus of the family NymphaeaceaeNymphaea - the type genus of the family Nymphaeaceae; any of a variety of water lilies
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
fragrant water lily, Nymphaea odorata, pond lily, water nymph - a water lily having large leaves and showy fragrant flowers that float on the water; of temperate and tropical regions
European white lily, Nymphaea alba - a water lily with white flowers
Egyptian water lily, Nymphaea lotus, white lotus, white lily, lotus - white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
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Nymphaea 'Charlene Strawn' is a pale yellow, hardy water lily that holds its star-shaped blossoms slightly above the water surface, similar to the blooms of its tropical cousins.
Water Lily, Nymphaea `Gonnere' - This one is nick-named `The Snowball' and is a choice white with double flowers that never quite open, giving the impression of snowballs floating in the water.
Floating: White water lily Nymphaea alba, Ivy-leavedDuckweed Lemna trisuica.
Central ponds of open water are occupied by Nuphar advena and Nymphaea tuberosa.
Nymphaea odorata Alba is a miniature water lily that can be grown in a shallow pond or leak-proof container filled with water.
The center of the elongate basin retains standing water, choked with the water-lilies Nuphar and Nymphaea.
The water lily's close resemblance and relationship to the sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) has caused some confusion, especially between the lotus, native to India and parts of Asia, and two Egyptian water lilies, the blue-flowered Nymphaea caerulea and the white-flowered N.
Tenders are invited for Application of an approved aquatic herbicide (such as reward or navigate) to chemically treat growth of eurasian milfoil and nymphaea tuberosa.
The influence of the chemical composition of Typha domingensis and Nymphaea ampla detritus on invertebrate colonization during decomposition in a Brazilian coastal lagoon.
Keep it ultra simple and plant Nymphaea tetragona, one of the smallest water lilies with white fragrant flowers.
F Dermanura glauca F Stenodermatinae Dermanura phaeotis F Platyrrhinus helleri F Sturnira lilium F Uroderma bilobatum F Uroderma magnirostrum F Vampyriscus nymphaea F Total Familia Subfamilia Especie # Ind.