EPPO Global Database

Nelumbo nucifera(NELNU)

Last modification: 2002-02-21

Basic information
  • EPPO code: NELNU
  • Preferred name: Nelumbo nucifera
  • Authority: Gärtner


Southeast Russia, Russian Far East, Indian subcontinent, China, Japan,  southeast Asia, Australia. Formerly present in Egypt, where it is now extinct. Cultivated in warm climates as an aquatic ornamental, and frequently naturalized (Europe, from Italy to Black Sea, North America)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Nelumbium nelumbo (Linnaeus) Druce
Nelumbium nuciferum Gärtner
Nelumbium speciosum Willdenow
Nelumbo caspica Shipchinski
Nelumbo speciosa Willdenow
Nymphaea nelumbo Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
bean of India English
Indian lotus English
lotus English
sacred lotus English
indische Lotosblume German
lotus des Indes French
lotus sacré French
nelumbo d'Orient French
flor de loto Spanish
loto Spanish
loto asiático Spanish
loto indiano Spanish
loto indio Spanish
loto sagrado Spanish
lotus de la India Spanish
nelumbo Spanish
fior di loto Italian
fior di loto asiatico Italian
loto d'Egitto Italian
loto indiano Italian
heilige lotus Dutch
Indische lotus Dutch
Indische lotusbloem Dutch
flor-de-lótus Portuguese
lótus Portuguese
indisk lotus Swedish
ハス Japanese
チヤワンバス Japanese
chawambasu Japanese
hasu Japanese
лотос индийский Russian
лотос орехоносный Russian
лотос розовый Russian
орехоносный лотос Russian
lián shǔ Chinese
莲属 Chinese
kamal Hindi
कमल Hindi
лотос горіхоносний Ukrainian