Species of aquatic plants in the genus Nelumbo
The Sacred Lotus

American Lotus

Found in America and the Carribean.

Asian Sacred Lotus

Found in the middle and far East.

First Four Internationally Registered Cultivars of Nelumbo.
Water Garden Journal. Summer2013, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p8-9. 2p.

Abstract: The article reports the registration of Nelumbo nucifera Pink Lips from the U.S., Chandrakomen from Thailand, Zhizun Qianban from China and Ken's Dream from China under horticulture professor Dr. Ken Tilt in the International Cultivar Registration Authority. Nelumbo nucifera Pink Lips was officially registered on August 20, 2008. The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) was appointed as registrar for cultivars of both Nelumbo and Nymphaea in 1998.

Author Affiliations: Professor, Laboratory of Ornamental Plant Resources, Germplasm Innovation and Utilization, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chenshan Botanical Garden, 3888 Chenhua Road, Songjiang Shanghai 201602 China