- Nuphar lutea
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The taxonomy of Nuphar in North America is poorly understood.
North American plants included in Nuphar have been treated as eight distinct
species (Wiersema & Hellquist 1997) or as a single polymorphic species
with eight subspecies (Beal 1956). The treatment of Beal (1956) included
the eight subspecies under Nuphar lutea (L.) Sibthorp & Sm.
which is also distributed in Eurasia. According to Wiersema & Hellquist
(1997), recent molecular studies have shown plants from North America
to be distinct from the Eurasian N. lutea. If this is the case,
several additional names will be required to treat the North American
taxa of Nuphar at the subspecies rank.
For purposes of this system, the name N. lutea is used, and
no attempt is made to segregate the various subspecies or species listed
in various taxonomic treatments. The photographs and description in this
system are of N. lutea subsp. macrophyllum (Small) E.
O. Beal (synonym of N. advena (Ait.) Ait. f.) which is widespread
in the central and eastern United States.
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