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Nelumbonaceae

Nelumbo Adanson

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  1. Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
    Nelumbium nelumbo (L.) Druce, Bot. Exch. Club (1914) 421; --Merr., Interp. Herb. Amboin. (1917) 218; Sp. Blancoanae (1918) 143; EPFP 2 (1923) 140; --Nymphaea nelumbo L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 511. 
    Nelumbium speciosum Willd., Sp. Pl. 2 (11799) 1258; --Blanco, Fl. Filip. ed. 2 (1845) 318; ed. 3, 2 (1878) 223, t. 188; --Fern.-Villar, Novis. App. (1880) 9; --Vidal, Phan. Cuming. Philip. (1885) 93; Rev. Pl. Vasc. Filip. (1886) 46.
    Nelumbium turbinatum Blanco, Fl. Filip. (1837) 458. 
    Nelumbium transversum C Presl, Rel. Haenk. 2 (1835) 83.
    Native of Asia, the lotus is now widely distributed in cultivation. N LUZON to MINDANAO. In shallow lakes and ponds, where it sometimes grow gregariously. Possibly of prehistoric introduction into the Philippines. Photos

Literature

Backer, CA & RC Bakhuizen van den Brink. 1963. Flora of Java 1: 147-149.

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