Australian New Crops Info 2016
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nymphaea tuberosa



This species is usually known as:

Nymphaea tuberosa


This species has also been known as:

Nymphaea tuberosa var. maxima


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nymphaea tuberosa: 44]



Popularity of Nymphaea tuberosa over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nymphaea tuberosa (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Nymphaea tuberosa as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 159]


Nymphaea odorata (5), nymphaea tuberosa (4), aquatic plants (3), Exotic species (3), Great Lakes (3), Nymphaea (3), Wetland (3), Biomass (2), Freshwater aquatic plant (2), genetic variation (2), geographical distribution (2), Internet resource AgSpace (2), Juvenile growth (2), lakes (2), leaves (2), LOES (2), Low oxygen escape syndrome (2), molecular sequence data (2), North America (2), Nymphaea alba (2), Nymphaea mexicana (2), Nymphaeaceae (2), plant morphology (2), plant taxonomy (2), Seed germination (2), Seedling growth (2), Submergence-escape (2), Water depth (2), Water level (2), Algae (1), aquatic communities (1), aquatic macrophytes (1), aquatic organisms (1), Aquatic weeds (1), Atrazine (1), barclaya longifolia (1), Brasenia schreberi (1), cell biology (1), cell nucleus (1), cell ultrastructure (1), Ceratophyllum demersum (1), Chara (1), chloroplast DNA (1), Climate change (1), Coastal wetlands (1), Community structure (1), deltas (1), Disturbance (1), Diversity (1), Ebullition (1), Elodea canadensis (1), endoplasmic reticulum (1), estuaries (1), estuary (1), Floating-leaved macrophytes (1), Floating-leaved plant (1), Flow networks (1), Freundlich (1), Gas transport (1), genes (1), genetic markers (1), Glyceria (1), history (1), Hydrophytes (1), internal transcribed spacers (1), Introduction pathways (1), Isotherm (1), lagoons (1), Lake Erie (1), Lake Erie wetlands (1), Large lake (1), Macrophytes (1), Magnoliopsida (1), Management (1), Methane emission (1), Michigan (1), microsatellite repeats (1), microtubules (1), Multiple stressors (1), Münch (1), Myriophyllum spicatum (1), najas flexilis (1), Nitrogen loading (1), Nuphar (1), nuphar advena (1), nuphar luteum (1), Nutrients (1), nymphaea candida (1), nymphaea tetragona (1), Peat (1), Pesticides (1), phloem (1), phloem translocation (1), phylogeny (1), ponds (1), Potamogeton (1), potamogeton amplifolius (1), Potamogeton crispus (1), Potamogeton lucens (1), potamogeton natans (1), pressure flow hypothesis (1), Pressure-flow (1), Residence time (1), Shallow lakes (1), sieve elements (1), sieve tube structure (1), Sorption (1), species densities (1), Stuckenia pectinata (1), submerged aquatic plants (1), Submersed vascular plant (1), Typha (1), Urbanization (1), Utricularia (1), Water gardening (1), Waterfowl (1), wetland biota (1), Wetland ecosystems (1), wetland habitat (1), wetlands (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]


aquatic (77.34), rubber (18.50), psychoactive (1.19), medicinal (0.38), timber (0.35), fruit (0.28), poison (0.28), ornamental (0.18), starch (0.13), nutraceutical (0.09)…..


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Law A, Bunnefeld N and Willby NJ (2014) Beavers and lilies: selective herbivory and adaptive foraging behaviour. Freshwater Biology 59, 224-232.

Richards JH and Cao C (2012) Germination and early growth of Nymphaea odorata at different water depths. Aquatic Botany 98, 12-19.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nymphaea tuberosa: 44; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Richards JH and Cao C (2012) Germination and early growth of Nymphaea odorata at different water depths. Aquatic Botany 98, 12-19.

Knoblauch M and Peters WS (2010) Münch, morphology, microfluidics – our structural problem with the phloem. Plant, Cell & Environment 33, 1439-1452.

Hu Y, Zhang Q, Rao G and Sodmergen (2008) Occurrence of Plastids in the Sperm Cells of Caprifoliaceae: Biparental Plastid Inheritance in Angiosperms is Unilaterally Derived from Maternal Inheritance. Plant Cell Physiol. 49, 958-968.

Paillisson J-M and Marion L (2006) Can small water level fluctuations affect the biomass of Nymphaea alba in large lakes? Aquatic Botany 84, 259-266.

Wei A and Chow-Fraser P (2006) Synergistic impact of water level fluctuation and invasion of Glyceria on Typha in a freshwater marsh of Lake Ontario. Aquatic Botany 84, 63-69.

Woods K, Hilu KW, Borsch T and Wiersema JH (2005) Pattern of variation and systematics of Nymphaea odorata. II. Sequence information from ITS and trnL-trnF. Systematic botany. 30, 481-493.

Woods K, Hilu KW, Wiersema JH and Borsch T (2005) Pattern of variation and systematics of Nymphaea odorata. I. Evidence from morphology and inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSRs). Systematic botany. 30, 471-480.

Maki K and Galatowitsch S (2004) Movement of invasive aquatic plants into Minnesota (USA) through horticultural trade. Biological Conservation 118, 389-396.

Marion L, amp, x and Paillisson J-M (2003) A mass balance assessment of the contribution of floating-leaved macrophytes in nutrient stocks in an eutrophic macrophyte-dominated lake. Aquatic Botany 75, 249-260.

Tracy M, Montante JM, Allenson TE and Hough RA (2003) Long-term responses of aquatic macrophyte diversity and community structure to variation in nitrogen loading. Aquatic Botany 77, 43-52.

Zhang Q, Liu Y and Sodmergen (2003) Examination of the Cytoplasmic DNA in Male Reproductive Cells to Determine the Potential for Cytoplasmic Inheritance in 295 Angiosperm Species. Plant Cell Physiol. 44, 941-951.

Heilman MA and Carlton RG (2001) Ebullitive release of lacunar gases from floral spikes of Potamogeton angustifolius and Potamogeton amplifolius: effects on plant aeration and sediment CH4 flux. Aquatic Botany 71, 19-33.

Alvord HH and Kadlec RH (1996) Atrazine fate and transport in the Des Plaines Wetlands. Ecological Modelling 90, 97-107.

Behnke HD (1996) Endoplasmic reticulum derived decorated tubules in the sieve elements of Nymphaea. Protoplasma., 4.

Alvord HH and Kadlec RH (1995) The interaction of atrazine with wetland sorbents. Ecological Engineering 5, 469-479.

Garrett E C (1993) Species diversity in aquatic angiosperms: latitudinal patterns. Aquatic Botany 44, 229-258.

Les DH and Philbrick CT (1993) Studies of hybridization and chromosome number variation in aquatic angiosperms: evolutionary implications. Aquatic Botany 44, 181-228.

Boekhout T, Van Gool J, Van Den Boogert H and Jille T (1992) Karyotyping and G + C composition as taxonomic criteria applied to the systematics of Tilletiopsis and related taxa. Mycological Research 96, 331-342.

Charles E H (1992) Lake Erie Coastal Wetlands: an Overview. Journal of Great Lakes Research 18, 533-551.

Klarer DM and Millie DF (1992) Aquatic Macrophytes and Algae at Old Woman Creek Estuary and Other Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands. Journal of Great Lakes Research 18, 622-633.

Prince HH, Padding PI and Knapton RW (1992) Waterfowl Use of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research 18, 673-699.

Hough RA, Allenson TE and Dion DD (1991) The response of macrophyte communities to drought-induced reduction of nutrient loading in a chain of lakes. Aquatic Botany 41, 299-308.

Lepper BT, Frolking TA, Fisher DC, Goldstein G, Sanger JE, Wymer DA, Ogden Iii JG and Hooge PE (1991) Intestinal contents of a late Pleistocene mastodont from midcontinental north America. Quaternary Research 36, 120-125.

Mitsch WJ and Reeder BC (1991) Modelling nutrient retention of a freshwater coastal wetland: estimating the roles of primary productivity, sedimentation, resuspension and hydrology. Ecological Modelling 54, 151-187.

Boston HL, Adams MS and Madsen JD (1989) Photosynthetic strategies and productivity in aquatic systems. Aquatic Botany 34, 27-57.

Cybulski J and Wróbel JT (1989) Chapter 5 Nuphar Alkaloids. In ‘The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Pharmacology’ (Ed.^(Eds Arnold B) pp. 215-257. (Academic Press).

David J L (1989) Photosynthesis and photorespiration in freshwater emergent and floating plants. Aquatic Botany 34, 287-299.

Smits AJM, Van Ruremonde R and Van Der Velde G (1989) Seed dispersal of three nymphaeid macrophytes. Aquatic Botany 35, 167-180.

Pilny JJ and Morgan AV (1987) Paleoentomology and paleoecology of a possible sangamonian site near Innerkip, Ontario. Quaternary Research 28, 157-174.

Wilcox DA and Simonin HA (1987) A chronosequence of aquatic macrophyte communities in dune ponds. Aquatic Botany 28, 227-242.

(1986) Aquatic Botany, volumes 1–25, May 1975–October 1986. Aquatic Botany 25, 227-383.

Niemeier PE and Hubert WA (1986) The 85-year history of the aquatic macrophyte species composition in a eutrophic prairie lake (United States). Aquatic Botany 25, 83-89.

Christiansen R, Skovmand Friis NJ and Søndergaard M (1985) Leaf production and nitrogen and phosphorus tissue content of Littorella uniflora (L.) Aschers. In relation to nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment of the sediment in oligotrophic Lake Hampen, Denmark. Aquatic Botany 23, 1-11.

Schwert DP, Anderson TW, Morgan A, Morgan AV and Karrow PF (1985) Changes in late Quaternary vegetation and insect communities in southwestern Ontario. Quaternary Research 23, 205-226.

Brock TCM, Arts GHP, Goossen ILM and Rutenfrans AHM (1983) Structure and annual biomass production of Nymphoides peltata (Gmel.) O. Kuntze (Menyanthaceae). Aquatic Botany 17, 167-188.

Filbin GJ and Anton Hough R (1983) Specific leaf area, photosynthesis, and respiration in two sympatric nymphaeaceae populations. Aquatic Botany 17, 157-165.

Filbin GJ and Hough RA (1983) Specific leaf area, photosynthesis, and respiration in two sympatric Nymphaeaceae populations. Aquatic botany. 17, 157-165.

Steggall JW and Judd JH (1983) Recent and historical changes in the aquatic macrophyte community of First Sister Lake, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Michigan academician. 15, 209-220.

William A E (1982) The mushroom and the water lily: Literary and pictorial evidence for Nymphaea as a ritual psychotogen in mesoamerica. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 5, 139-148.

Weaver CI and Wetzel RG (1980) Carbonic anhydrase levels and internal lacunar CO2 concentrations in aquatic macrophytes. Aquatic Botany 8, 173-186.

Eva P (1979) Survey of the ecology of submerged aquatic macrophytes in Central Canada. Aquatic Botany 7, 339-357.

Robert B K (1976) Anatomical observations on floating leaves. Aquatic Botany 2, 215-234.

Adams FS, Cole Jr H and Massie LB (1973) Element constitution of selected aquatic vascular plants from Pennsylvania: Submersed and floating leaved species and rooted emergent species. Environmental Pollution (1970) 5, 117-147.

Otto T (1946) Elasticity, plasticity and fine structure of plant cell walls. Journal of Colloid Science 1, 327-370.

Gwynne-Vaughan DT (1896) A NEW CASE OF POLYSTELY IN DICOTYLEDONS. Ann. Bot. os-10, 289-291.

Richards JH and Cao C Germination and early growth of Nymphaea odorata at different water depths. Aquatic Botany 98, 12-19.


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