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Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.

Pink lotus

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderNymphaealesWater lilies and other aquatic plants
FamilyNelumbonaceaeFrom nelumbu, a Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) name for the lotus plant
GenusNelumboFrom nelumbu, a Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) name for the lotus plant

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Nelumbium nelumbo (L.) Druce

Nelumbo speciosa Willd.

Nelumbium speciosum Willd. orth. var.


Nelumbo nucifera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Nelumbo nucifera (pink lotus)

8/31/2013 · Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, Virginia


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