Water Lily

Water Lily

Bangla/local name: শাপলা

Scientific name:  Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f.

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom        : Plantae

Division          : Magnoliophyta

Class               : Magnoliopsida

Order              : Nympheales

Family             : Nyphaceae

Genus             : Nymphaea

Species            : N. nouchali

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Economic Importance

  • Used as ornamental purpose
  • The pedicel is  used as vegetable
  • The seeds are used as fried food
  • Rhizome is used as food

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