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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Europe to Asia and N. Australia, SE. Canada to Mexico, Caribbean.
Nelumbo nucifera

Native to:

Alabama, Amur, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Florida, Georgia, Hainan, Haiti, Illinois, India, Indiana, Iowa, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Maine, Malaya, Manchuria, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Myanmar, Nebraska, Nepal, New Guinea, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Primorye, Queensland, Rhode I., South Carolina, South European Russi, Sri Lanka, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin

Introduced into:

Benin, Cook Is., Italy, Korea, Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Romania, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

Nelumbo Adans. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fam. Pl. 2: 76, 582 (1763)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Science Photographs
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