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Lotus flower. G yöngyi Bujdosó November 7, 2011. Nelumbo nucifera. Nelumbo nucifera, known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, or simply lotus, A plant in the Nelumbonaceae family Botanically: Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) Its former names are Nelumbium speciosum or

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Lotus flower

Lotus flower

Gyöngyi Bujdosó

November 7, 2011


Nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbo nucifera

  • Nelumbo nucifera, known as

    • Indian lotus,

    • sacred lotus,

    • bean of India, or

    • simply lotus,

  • A plant in the Nelumbonaceae family

  • Botanically: Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.)

  • Its former names are

    • Nelumbium speciosum or

    • Nymphaea nelumbo


Nelumbo nucifera1
Nelumbo nucifera

  • Aquatic perennial

  • Under favorable circumstances

    • its seeds may remain viable for many years

    • the oldest recorded lotus germination

      • being from that of seeds 1300 years old

      • recovered from a dry lakebed

      • in northeastern China.


Lotus root
Lotus root

Underwater Asian root vegetable

  • Shape: is similar to a long squash, which may grow up to four feet in length

  • Colour: Reddish brown covered root

  • Use:

    • Can be cooked

    • Peel it before using

  • Interior

    • White

    • Lacy looking with hollow areas running the length of the root

  • Taste and texture

    • Sweet

    • Crunchy


Lotus leaf
Lotus leaf

  • Lotus effect r

    • very high water repellency (superhydrophobicity) exhibited on

      • Leaves of lotus flowers

      • Other plants (e.g. Tropaeolummajus)

      • Insects

On Nasturtium leaf

(Tropaeoleummajus)


Lotus leaf1
Lotus leaf

  • Lotus effect r

    • very high water repellency (superhydrophobicity) exhibited on

      • Leaves of lotus flowers

      • Other plants (e.g. Tropaeolummajus)

      • Insects

On Nasturtium leaf

(Tropaeoleummajus)



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