Hydrocleys nymphoides (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Buchenau

Water Poppy

Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen 2: 2 (1868) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

See generic description for diagnostic features. Flowers Jan.-Mar.(?-Apr).

*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *MuF, *VRiv. Also naturalised Qld, NSW. Naturally occurring from Venezuela to Brazil and south to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Naturalised in New Zealand. In Victoria known to have become established from nearby cultivated plants in the Benalla, Yarra Glen and Valencia Creek (near Maffra) areas, where recorded mainly from farm dams and slow-moving rivers. See Aston & Jacobs (1980) for further detail.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Limnocharitaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-30
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hydrocleys nymphoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hydrocleys nymphoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory