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Taxon: Nymphaea lotus L.

 
Genus: Nymphaea
Subgenus: Lotos
Family: Nymphaeaceae
Nomen number: 25437
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:511. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 13-Dec-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Dec-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Egyptian lotus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Egyptian water-lily  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • tiger lotus  (Source: F Gabon) - English
  • white Egyptian lotus  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • white lotus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • white water-lily  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - English
  • bashneen abiad  (Source: F Egypt) - Arabic
  • lotier d'Egypte  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • lotus tigré  (Source: F Gabon) - French
  • nénuphar blanc  (Source: F Gabon) - French
  • ägyptische Lotosblume  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • weiße ägyptische Seerose  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • weißer ägyptischer Lotus  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • golfão-vermelho  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • loto  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • egyptisk vitlotus  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, [Rio Muni] Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa, [Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Europe
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Romania (n.w. (hot springs))


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida, Louisiana]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela [Zulia]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?25437. Accessed 17 December 2018.