Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews

    (Water-Lily Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NEELKAMAL FAMILY (नीलकमल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : NYMPHAEACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews
  • Common name : Red WaterLily, Indian red waterlily
  • Vernacular name : Kumud, Saluk (Marathi); Velutha ambal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb (Aquatic)
  • Habitat : Water bodies
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Similar to N.pubescens Willd. But differs mainly in colour of leaves, flowers and in being completely sterile. N.rubra Roxb. ex Andrews originally claimed to be a native of Bengal, never sets fruits in nature and appears to be an obligate apomictic species.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Yunnan, Taiwan, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, northeastern Australia and Papua New Guinea
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Nymphaea rubra. Downloaded on 1 December 2022.

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