tree-logo.gif (7741 bytes) Plant Taxonomy (BIOL308)  -  Stephen G. Saupe, Ph.D.; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321;;

Nomenclature Exercise - Naming a Water Lily

The following names have all been published for the same plant which is a species of water lily:

The following names have been validly published for two other species of water lilies:


  1. How many different specimens have been studied to name this species?
  2. How many different botanists have named this plant?
  3. Who is Willd.?____________________ Pers.? ____________________ Fern.? ________________
  4. What is the correct name for this plant if we determine that it belongs in the genus Nymphaea?
  5. What is the correct name for this plant if it is in the genus Nelumbo?


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