Taxon: Nelumbo lutea Willd.

 
Genus: Nelumbo
Family: Nelumbonaceae
Nomen number: 320239
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2(2):1259. 1799 "Nelumbium luteum"
Name Verified on: 01-Jun-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • American lotus  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • water chinquapin  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • yellow lotus  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • amerikanische Lotosblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Weed: (fide F NAmer)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Jalisco, - Nayarit, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; Dominican Republic; Haiti; Jamaica
    • Mesoamerica: Honduras

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Borsch, T. & W. Barthlott 1996. Classification and distribution of the genus Nelumbo Adans. (Nelumbonaceae) Beitr. Biol. Pflanzen 68:443.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States, 2 vol. 1979-1981 (Aquat SE US)
  • Grellin, J. K. & J. Philpott A reference guide to medicinal plants. 1990 (RefGuide MedPl)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Lot, A. et al. 1999. Catálogo de angiospermas acuáticas de México Cuad. Inst. Biol. 33:93.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & J. L. Reveal 1991. (1002-1003) Proposals to reject two 1788 Thomas Walter names of American waterlilies (Nymphaeaceae) (Taxon) 40:512.

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