Nelumbonaceae

Nelumbo Adans. (Not native)

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 5 December 2021
  1. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1 (1788) 73; Moody, Weeds reported in rice in South and Southeast Asia (1989) 289. = Nelumbium nelumbo (L.) Druce, Bot. Exch. Club (1914) 421; Merr., Interp. Herb. Amboin. (1917) 218; Sp. Blancoanae (1918) 143; EPFP 2 (1923) 140; ≡ Nymphaea nelumbo L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 511. = Nelumbium speciosum Willd., Sp. Pl. 2 (1799) 1258; Blanco, Fl. Filip. ed. 2 (1845) 318; Fl. Filip. ed. 3, 2 (1878) 223; Fern.-Vill., Novis. App. (1880) 9; S.Vidal, Phan. Cuming. Philip. (1885) 93; Rev. Pl. Vasc. Filip. (1886) 46. = Nelumbium turbinatum Blanco, Fl. Filip. (1837) 458. = Nelumbium transversum C.Presl, Rel. Haenk. 2 (1835) 83. Distribution: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam, W Asia. LUZON, MINDANAO. Notes: The lotus is now widely distributed in cultivation. N Luzon to Mindanao; in shallow lakes and ponds, where it sometimes grows gregariously. Possibly of prehistoric introduction into the Philippines (Zhang et al. 2015). Naturalized as a weed in rice. Naturalized.

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