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4. Nymphaea candida C. Presl in J. & C. Presl, Del. Prag. 224. 1822. Komarov, Fl. URSS 7: 10. 1970 (English Translation), Tutin, l.c., Stewart, l.c. 256.


Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270.

  • Castalia candida (C. Presl) Schinz & Thell
  • Nymphaea alba var. cachemiriana Hook. f. et Thoms.
  • Nymphaea cachemiriana Camb.
  • Nymphaea punctata Kar. et Kir.

    Perennial, rhizome erect. Leaves all floating, orbicular, rounded-oval, 12-30 cm, basal sinus deep, entire, obtuse-subacute, veins conspicuous, convergent. Flowers white (6-) 6.4-8 (-12) cm in diameter. Receptacle weakly 4-angled. Sepals ovate-oblong, obtuse or acuminate, ± equal to or slightly shorter than petals. Petals 15-18, white outermost longest and innermost smallest, obtuse, elliptic - narrowly ovate, 2.5-4.5 x 1.5-2.5 cm. Stamens many, anthers with very small appendages. Stigmatic rays 6-12 (40), red (rarely yellow), concave in centre. Seeds 3-4 mm in diameter.

    Type: Habitat in paluldosis, fossis Bohemiae (PR).

    Reported from Kashmir by Stewart, l.c.

    Distribution: Europe, Central Asia, Kashmir.

    A rare or under collected taxon in our area.


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