Nymphaeales

Belongs within: Angiospermae. The Nymphaeales include the waterlilies, aquatic flowering plants with surface-floating leaves (though the genus Cabomba produces both submerged and floating leaves). Recent phylogenetic analyses of flowering plants indicate that the Nymphaeales form one of the most basal branches within this group, and definitive fossil representatives date back to the Upper Cretaceous (Gandolfo… Continue reading Nymphaeales