The Order Nymphaeales is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (5): Barclayaceae · Cabombaceae · Hydatellaceae · Nupharaceae · Nymphaeaceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1,768 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Order Nymphaeales.
Barclaya is a genus of 3 - 4 species of flowering plants usually included in the family Nymphaeaceae but sometimes given their own family status as Barclayaceae on the basis of an extended perianth tube (combined sepals and petals) arising from the top of the ovary and by stamens that are joined basally. Barclaya are aquatic plants native to tropical Asia. The genus was named in honour of the English gardener and plant collector G. W. Barclay. [more]
Cabombaceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants. The family has been recognised as distinct by at least some taxonomists and by APG III (2009). The family consists of two genera of aquatic plants, (Brasenia and Cabomba), totalling half-a-dozen species. [more]
Nymphaeaceae ( or /?n?mfi?'e?si.i?/) is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains eight genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria. [more]
At least 1,709 species and subspecies belong to the Family Nymphaeaceae.
More info about the Family Nymphaeaceae may be found here.
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