Smallest water lily yet.
"A new species of waterlily, Nymphaea minuta, is described from Madagascar. It is closely related to N. stellata Willd. but displays a characteristic combination of morphological characters and two growth forms inits life history. The undersurfaces of the leaves are muddy-gray to brownish-violet in color, a unique feature of the taxon.
Nymphaea minuta innature is a dwarf with small, submerged, cleistogamous flowers. In cultivation, it exhibits two distinct growth forms: a submerged form and an emergent form with floating leaves and larger, emergent, chasmogamous flowers."
"A NEW SPECIES OF WATERLILY
( NYMPHAEA MINUTA: NYMPHAEACEAE) FROM MADAGASCAR
Kenneth Landon Richard A. Edwards and P. Ivan Nozaic