Plant Genera


Family Code: NELUMB
Genus Code: NELUM
Genus CN: lotus
Genus Authority: Adans.
Genus Summary: A genus of 2 species, aquatic herbs, of temperate and subtropical e. North America and e. Asia.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Nelumbo can be immediately distinguished in vegetative condition from the other "pads" (Nymphaea, Nuphar, and Nymphoides) by its peltate leaves, and from the peltate Brasenia by the much larger size and round (rather than elliptic) leaves.
Genus References: Williamson & Schneider in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
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