Menyanthes indica L.

, Sp. Pl. 1: 145 (1753).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Plantarum
1: 145
Date of Publication
1 May 1753
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Type Herbaria
lectotype LINN (203.2) (203.2)
Distribution Of Types
India, Sri Lanka


According to Pringle [Fl. Ecuador 53(159a): 138. 1995), the type collection is of uncertain origin. He cited pantropics for the range of this species.


Nomenclatural link
Nymphoides indica (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 429 (1891).
Nomenclatural link
Villarsia indica (L.) Vent., Choix Pl. t. 9 (1803).
Nomenclatural link
Limnanthemum indicum (L.) Griseb., Gen. Sp. Gent. 343 (1838).
Same citation as
Menyanthes indica L., Sp. Pl. 1: 145 (1753).