Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants with large, showy, water lily-like flowers commonly known as lotus or sacred lotus. Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group Magnoliopsida is the Botanical name for a class of Flowering plants By definition the class will include the family Magnoliaceae, but its Proteales is the Botanical name of an order of Flowering plants. Michel Adanson ( April 7, 1727 - August 3, 1806) was a French naturalist of Scottish descent Nelumbo lutea, the American Lotus, also known as Yellow Lotus or Water-chinquapin, is a Flowering plant of the order Proteales Nelumbo nucifera is known by a number of common names including Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, and sacred water-lily A genus (plural genera from Γένος Latin genus "descent family type gender" is a low-level Taxonomic The generic name is derived from the Sinhalese word Nelum. Sinhalese or Sinhala (සිංහල ISO 15919: siṁhala ˈsiŋhələ earlier referred to as Singhalese) is the language of the Sinhalese There are two species in the genus, the better known of which, N. nucifera, or "Sacred Lotus," is the well-known National Flower of India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country
There is residual disagreement over which family the genus should be placed in. Traditional classification systems recognized Nelumbo as part of the Nymphaeaceae (water lily) family, but traditional taxonomists were likely misled by evolutionary convergences associated with an evolutionary shift from a terrestrial to an aquatic life style. Nymphaeaceae is a family of Flowering plants Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates In the older classification systems it was recognized under the order Nymphaeales or Nelumbonales. This article is about the taxonomic rank for the sequence of species in a taxonomic list see Taxonomic order In scientific classification used Nymphaeales is a Botanical name at the rank of order. When recognized it includes water lilies and sometimes other Aquatic plants This Nelumbo is currently recognized as its own family, Nelumbonaceae, as one of several distinctive families in the eudicot order Proteales. Eudicots and Eudicotyledons are terms introduced by Doyle & Hotton (1991 to refer to a group of Flowering plants that had been called "tricolpates" or "non-Magnoliid Proteales is the Botanical name of an order of Flowering plants. Its closest living relatives are shrubs or trees (Proteaceae and Platanaceae). Proteaceae is a family of Flowering plants. Mainly restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, it is a fairly large family with around 80 genera Platanaceae is a family of Flowering plants. It has been recognized by almost all taxonomists and is sometimes called the "plane-tree family"
These plants are unrelated to the bird's-foot trefoils and deer-vetches of the genus Lotus. See Lotus for other uses including several other plant taxa bearing this name
Most academic botanists recognize Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae, comprising only the single genus, Nelumbo, with probably two species of aquatic plants, found in North America and Asia (and perhaps some adjacent areas, but widely cultivated elsewhere). Nelumbo lutea, the American Lotus, also known as Yellow Lotus or Water-chinquapin, is a Flowering plant of the order Proteales Nelumbo is a Genus of aquatic plants with large showy Water lily -like flowers commonly known as Lotus or sacred lotus Aquatic plants &mdash also called hydrophytic plants or hydrophytes &mdash are plants that have adapted to living in or on aquatic environments
The leaves of Nelumbo can be distinguished from those of genera in the Nymphaeaceae as they are peltate, that is they have fully circular leaves. In Botany, a leaf is an above-ground Plant organ specialized for Photosynthesis. In Botany, the following terms are used to describe the shape of plant leaves: Acicular ( acicularis) Slender and pointed needle-like Nymphaea, on the other hand, has a single characteristic notch from the edge in to the center of the lily pad. The central seed pod of Nelumbo is also a distinguishing feature. A seed (in some plants referred to as a kernel) is a small embryonic Plant enclosed in a covering called the seed coat usually with some stored
The APG II system of 2003, recognizes Nelumbonaceae as a distinct family and places it in the order Proteales, in the eudicot clade. Proteales is the Botanical name of an order of Flowering plants. Eudicots and Eudicotyledons are terms introduced by Doyle & Hotton (1991 to refer to a group of Flowering plants that had been called "tricolpates" or "non-Magnoliid A clade is a taxonomic group comprising a single Common ancestor and all the descendants of that ancestor
The Cronquist system of 1981, recognizes the family but places it in the water lily order Nymphaeales. A system of plant taxonomy, the Cronquist system is a scheme for the classification of flowering plants (or Angiosperms) Nymphaeales is a Botanical name at the rank of order. When recognized it includes water lilies and sometimes other Aquatic plants This The Dahlgren system of 1985 and Thorne system (1992) both recognize the family and place it in its own order, Nelumbonales. One of the modern systems of plant taxonomy, the Dahlgren system was published by monocot specialist Rolf Dahlgren. A modern system of plant taxonomy, the Thorne system (1992 of plant classification was drawn up by the botanist Robert F