Nymphaea lotus – Famine Foods

Nymphaea lotus


Guinea (upper): root used as a famine food, being either roasted in ashes or dried before being ground into flour. India (Bombay Presidency): roots and seeds eaten; elsewhere: occasionally the receptacles of the flowers eaten. Nigeria (Kano State, northern): rhizome and seeds eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.; Aubl.
Hausa: Bado. Kanuri: Dambi

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