Nymphaea alba L., Sp. pl. 1:510. 1753 (Syn: (≡) Castalia alba (L.) Wood; (=) Castalia minoriflora Simonk.; (=) Castalia speciosa Salisb.; (≡) Leuconymphaea alba (L.) Kuntze; (=) Nymphaea alba f. csepelensis Soó; (=) Nymphaea alba f. limosa Soó; (=) Nymphaea alba var. melocarpa Casp.; (=) Nymphaea alba subsp. occidentalis (Ostenf.) Hyl.; (=) Nymphaea alba var. occidentalis Ostenf.; Nymphaea alba var. rosea C. Hartm. [= Nymphaea alba var. rubra]; Nymphaea casparyi Carrière [= Nymphaea alba var. rubra]; (=) Nymphaea erythrocarpa Hentze; (=) Nymphaea exumbonata Rupr.; (=) Nymphaea melocarpa (Casp.) Asch. & Graebn.; (=) Nymphaea minoriflora (Simonk.) Wissjul.; (=) Nymphaea occidentalis (Ostenf.) Moss; (=) Nymphaea officinalis Gaterau; (=) Nymphaea parviflora Hentze; (=) Nymphaea polystigma E. H. L. Krause; (=) Nymphaea rotundifolia Hentze; “Nymphaea sphaerocarpa Casp. ex Carrière, nom. nud.” [= Nymphaea alba var. rubra]; (=) Nymphaea splendens Hentze; (=) Nymphaea suaveolens Dumort.; (=) Nymphaea urceolata Hentze; (=) Nymphaea venusta Hentze) as per GRIN ?; 


India: Kashmir; Africa, Asia minor and Europe as per BSI Flora of India;

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Baleares, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, East Aegaean Isl., Ireland,
Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia &
Kosovo, Macedonia, Portugal, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily,
Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, W-, C-, E- & N-European Russia, Crimea,
Ukraine, Belarus, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia
[Caucasus], Azerbaijan, New Zealand (introduced), China (Hebei, Shandong,
Shaanxi, Zhejiang), Myanmar [Burma], Turkey (S-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia,
SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia), Iran (N-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia),
Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley), Syria (NW-Syria), Azores (introduced)
(Pico (introduced), Sao Miguel Isl. (introduced)), Jammu & Kashmir
(Kashmir),
Canada (introduced) (British Columbia (introduced)), Chile
(introduced), Bolivia (introduced)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
Common name: Nilofar, Romanian White Waterlily, Eurpoean white water
lily, White water lily • Bengali: Swetshaluk • Manipuri: থরো অঙৌবা Tharo-angouba • Sanskrit: kumuda, utpalam • Tamil: neytarkilanku, neytal, neitharkizhangu • Urdu: نیلوفر Nilofar, گل نیلوفر Gule nilofar   

 

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