Nelumbo lutea

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyNelumbonaceae
Family (Traditional)Nelumbonaceae
GenusNelumbo
SpeciesNelumbo lutea Willd.
Common NameAmerican lotus, lotus
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Aquatic;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Yellow; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 6.4
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4S5] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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
Nelumbium pentapetalum Nelumbium pentapetalum (Walter) Willd.
Nelumbo pentapetala Nelumbo pentapetala
Nymphaea pentapetalum Nymphaea pentapetalum Walter

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: Ballard (KY), Clinton (KY), Fulton (KY), Hardin (KY), Henderson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Carroll (TN), Cheatham (TN), Clay (TN), Dyer (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henry (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Jefferson (TN), Lake (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Rhea (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT, UOS, UTM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1937 - 2000

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100536463 Henderson Kentucky 28 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5268
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
31234100536174 Dyer Tennessee 16 Jul 1979 Vernon M. Bates Jr.
1673
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
31234100536133 Clinton Kentucky 10 Jun 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-201
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
31234100712866 Livingston Kentucky 10 Jul 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne
7682
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
31234100536182 Fulton Kentucky 24 Jul 1993 Susan Wind
161
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095313 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095306 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095314 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095305 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095309 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095323 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095328 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095327 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095312 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095331 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
31234100536158 Henderson Kentucky 28 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5268
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
31234100536141 Fulton Kentucky 24 Jul 1993 D. Collinsworth
98
EKY
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095316 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095311 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095330 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095304 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095325 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095318 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095329 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095322 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095324 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095320 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095321 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009481 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009479 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009477 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095317 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095319 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095308 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095326 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095315 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095310 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0095307 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
UCHT011663 Meigs Tennessee
UCHT
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110154 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0108477 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110202 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0062438 Rhea Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009463 Trigg Kentucky 16 May 1989 Edward Chester
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0108478 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110156 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009459 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110153 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009480 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009468 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0091302 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009483 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009465 Trigg Kentucky 14 Jul 1965 William H. Ellis
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110200 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009482 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009474 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110199 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009472 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009460 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0069348 Meigs Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009569 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110201 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009473 Lake Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0108479 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009466 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009471 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0110155 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU032838 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU010569 Ballard Kentucky
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU022046 Hickman Tennessee
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU022050 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0244293 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
UOS03942 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Nelumbo lutea
UTM00467 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Nelumbo lutea
UTM02685 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Nelumbo lutea
UTM00464 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Nelumbo lutea
UTM00466 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009461 Trigg Kentucky 09 Aug 1988
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009478 Montgomery Tennessee 27 Jun 1968 Edward Chester
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009464 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
APSC0009462 Trigg Kentucky 28 Jun 1988 Edward Chester
APSC
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU022049 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU022047 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
HTTU022048 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Nelumbo lutea
TENN-V-0244292 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Nelumbo lutea
UOS03943 Franklin Tennessee 16 Jul 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Nelumbo lutea
UTM00465 Obion Tennessee
UTM
Nelumbo lutea
SWMT00159 Benton Tennessee 03 Aug 1984 Brent Hedges
278
SWMT
Nelumbo lutea
SWMT00160 Tennessee 20 May 1939 W. Tyson
SWMT
Nelumbo lutea
SWMT00158 Tennessee 14 May 1937 Thompson
SWMT
Nelumbo lutea
SWMT00161 Tennessee 21 May 1938 T.W.S.
SWMT
Nelumbo pentapetala
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