Monday, September 19, 2011



Nymphaea Sub- genus Brachyceras

Nymphaea is a genus of aquatic perennials with showy flowers (white, blue, pink or yellow, often fragrant), including the white water lily and the Egyptian Lotus. Linnaeus (1753) originally described the genus Nymphaea L. to include three units: the yellow water-lilies (currently Nuphar), white water-lilies (currently Nymphaea) and water lotus (Nelumbo Adans currently.). They are growing from an underwater noise stem cells, which are buried in the mud and sends down rootlets for anchorage.

3 Nymphaea ‘Little Sue’
The rhizomes of Nymphaea are astringent and antiseptic. It contains alkaloids (nymphaeine and nupharine), resin, glycosides and tannins.
Israel was a meeting place for the southernmost limit of distribution for the white water lily (Nymphaea alba) and the northernmost limit of the blue water lily (Nymphaea caeruleae).

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