EPPO Global Database

Nymphaea lotus(NYMLO)

Overview
Last modification: 2004-04-22

Basic information
  • EPPO code: NYMLO
  • Preferred name: Nymphaea lotus
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Egypt, central and western Africa. Cultivated as a night-flowering ornamental water plant. Despite its name 'N. lotus', this plant is not a lotus, i.e. a member of the genus Nelumbo


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Nymphaea liberiensis A.Chevalier
Nymphaea zenkeri Gilg

Common names
Name Language
Tigerlotus German
weiße ägyptische Lotosblume German
Egyptian white water lily English
tiger lotus English
white lotus English
loto tigre Spanish
nenúfar blanco egipcio Spanish
lotier d'Égypte French
lotus tigré French
groene tijgerlotus Dutch
lótus branco Portuguese
lótus-do-egipto Portuguese
nenúfar branco Portuguese
кувшинка тигровая Russian
лотос египетский Russian
нимфея лотус Russian
нимфея тигровая Russian
egyptisk vitlotus Swedish