Nelumbonaceae

Nelumbo Adans. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 5 December 2021

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  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. W Asia, Middle East, India, China, Japan, Korea, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Vietnam. LUZON, MINDANAO. 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. Photos

Literature

Backer, CA & RC Bakhuizen van den Brink. 1963. Flora of Java 1: 147-149.

Moody, K. 1989. Weeds reported in rice in South and Southeast Asia. IRRI, Philippines

Zhang, Y, X Lu, S Zeng, X Huang, Z Guo, Y Zheng, Y Tian & B Zheng. 2015. Nutritional composition, physiological functions and processing of lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) seeds: a review. Phytochemistry Reviews 14: 321-334.


Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

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Last updated 5 December 2021