Author:
Jan Scholten
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3-643.11.00

Genera: Nelumbo; species Nelumbo lutea, American lotus; Nelumbo nucifera.

Taxonomy
This genus was in the past included in the Nymphaeaceae. Traditional taxonomists were misled by evolutionary convergences associated with an evolutionary shift from a terrestrial to an aquatic lifestyle.
In the Apg3 classification Nelumbonaceae is placed in the Order Proteales.