EPPO Global Database

Nelumbo nucifera(NELNU)

Last modification: 2002-02-21

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


Southeast Russia, Western Asia, India, China, Japan and southeast Asia, Australia . Formerly present in Egypt, where it is now extinct. Cultivated in warm climates as an ornamental, and frequently naturalized (in  Europe, from Italy to Black Sea)

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