Its sandy and occasionally rocky bed, was dry; but parallel lines of nymphaea lagoons extended on both sides.
nymphaea means “water nymph” and refers to the home of the plant.
In nymphaea micrantha buds appear at the upper part of the petiole.
The enlarged torus covering the ovary in nymphaea (Castalia) and Nelumbium may be regarded as a form of disk.
The nymphaea lotus, which resembles our white water lily, was also a product of the lowlands.