Nelumbo nucifera

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyNelumbonaceae
Family (Traditional)Nelumbonaceae
GenusNelumbo
Species:Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
Common NameSacred Lotus; Pink Lotus
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Aggregate; Fruit Type: Nut; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: axillary; Inflorescence Types: solitary; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 0; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 13+; Placentation Type: Apical; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 0; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 13+; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 13+
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Nelumbo speciosum Nelumbo speciosum Willd.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Greenup (KY), Jefferson (KY), Cheatham (TN), Coffee (TN), Franklin (TN), Montgomery (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, KNK

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1982 - 1982

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0100920 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0069998 Greenup Kentucky 07 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0069999 Greenup Kentucky 07 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0009436 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0110161 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0009435 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0100921 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
31973000016430 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Nelumbo nucifera
31973000016431 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0009438 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0108196 Coffee Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0009437 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
APSC0108729 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo nucifera
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