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Nymphaea

Nymphaea

(Science: botany) A genus of aquatic plants having showy flowers (white, blue, pink, or yellow, often fragrant), including the white water lily and the egyptian lotus.

recent critics have endeavored to show that this genus should be called Castalia, and the name nymphaea transferred to what is now known as nuphar.

Origin: L, the water lily, gr.


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Hydrenchyma

Nymphaea does not have hydrenchyma. Why would a water plant need to store water? No, Nymphaea only needs to store air - the tissues that are under water need oxygen for respiration - reason why you are seeing empty space.

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by MrMistery
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:57 pm
 
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Hydrenchyma

Helo! I don´t know if this is relevant for you, but this link takes you to a picus leaf. Picus contains hydrenchyma. I don´t think that Nymphaea contains hydrenchyma. The best part is that the Picus leaf looks like a pizza! See you tomorrow :D http://biology.nebrwesleyan.edu/benham/bio50/pltanatomy/images/pineleaflow.JPG

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by ingus
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:24 pm
 
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Hydrenchyma

Hi! I've studied a cross section(40X) of a Nymphaea leaf and were supposed to locate hydrenchyma. I know that hydrenchyma is water storing parenchyma cells, which makes sense since Nymphaea is a water lily of some sort. however, all the anatomical ...

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by Nelsson
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:40 am
 
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Topic: Hydrenchyma
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