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Nymphaea jamesoniana Planch.
Jameson's waterlily, Nightblooming waterlily

Family: Nymphaeaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Freshwater Aquatic

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico, Central America and South America; apparently naturalized elsewhere. Plants cited as this from the West Indies are Nymphaea conardii.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

NatureServe Global Status: Secure

State of Florida Status: Endangered

Florida Natural Areas Inventory State Status: S2S3

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Doubtfully Native

South Florida History and Distribution: Although ranked as Endangered by the State of Florida and treated as native in the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants, other authorities cite as introduced here (e.g., ITIS, PLANTS).

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Assumed to be Cultivated

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Nymphaea jamesoniana has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Possibly Extirpated Doubtfully Native
Lee County Doubtfully Native

Nymphaea jamesoniana has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Wetland