Nelumbo nucifera L.

Common name

English: Sacred lotus

German: Indischer Lotus

Mandarin: 莲 (lian)

Portuguese: Lótus

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Nymphaeales (3)

        Family: Nelumbonaceae (1) (family description)

          Genus: Nelumbo (1)

           Epithet: nucifera L. (2)

Synonyms: Nelumbium nelumbo (L.) Druce, Nelumbium speciosum Willd., Nelumbo speciosa Willd.

nucifera => bearing nuts

speciosa => beautiful

speciosum => beautiful

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Nelumbo nucifera at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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