Nymphaeaceae (waterlily family)
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Three genera and 58 species (worldwide) with one
genus (Nymphaea) and three species native to
southern Africa, one species that is naturalised, and an additional genus and
species that is cultivated in the region.
Genera native to southern Africa
About 40 species worldwide (cosmopolitan), with three species native to
southern Africa and one naturalised.
Other genera, cultivated in southern Africa
List from Glen (2002). The species name is listed if there is only one species of
the genus that is cultivated.
Nelumbo used to be included under Nymphaeaceae, but
now falls in the Nelumbonaceae in the order