Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nymphaea nelumbo

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Nelumbo nucifera

 

This species has no synonyms in The Plant List

 

Common names:

Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean Of India, Lotus

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nymphaea nelumbo: 4]

 

 

Popularity of Nymphaea nelumbo over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nymphaea nelumbo (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Nymphaea nelumbo as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 9]

 

Bulgaria (1), Cenozoic (1), macrofloras (1), N. nucifera (1), palaeoclimate (1), pharmacological (1), phytochemical (1), therapeutic (1), vegetation (1)

 

[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]

 

aquatic (66.96), medicinal (24.91), timber (0.98), fruit (0.78), poison (0.77), weed (0.59), ornamental (0.49), starch (0.35), cereal (0.25), nutraceutical (0.24)..

 

[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]

 

Zhu F (2017) Structures, properties, and applications of lotus starches. Food Hydrocolloids 63, 332-348. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0268005X1630385X

Fazal S and Amin A (2013) Boatmen and Status of Dal Lake and Its Environs: A Tale of Srinagar. Environment and Urbanization Asia 4, 73-92. http://eua.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/4/1/73

Stefanova M, Ivanov DA and Simoneit BRT (2013) Paleoenvironmental application of Taxodium macrofossil biomarkers from the Bobov dol coal formation, Bulgaria. International Journal of Coal Geology 120, 102-110. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166516213002371

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nymphaea nelumbo: 4; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Fazal S and Amin A (2013) Boatmen and Status of Dal Lake and Its Environs: A Tale of Srinagar. Environment and Urbanization Asia 4, 73-92. http://eua.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/4/1/73

Bozukov V, Utescher T and Ivanov D (2009) Late Eocene to early Miocene climate and vegetation of Bulgaria. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 153, 360-374. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034666708001504

Mukherjee PK, Mukherjee D, Maji AK, Rai S and Heinrich M (2009) The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) phytochemical and therapeutic profile. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 61, 407-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1211/jpp.61.04.0001

Arkebauer TJ, Chanton JP, Verma SB and Kim J (2001) Field measurements of internal pressurization in Phragmites australis (Poaceae) and implications for regulation of methane emissions in a midlatitude prairie wetland. Am. J. Botany 88, 653-658. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/88/4/653

 


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;DJ Mabberley (1997) The Plant Book, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition); JH Wiersma and B Leon (1999) World Economic Plants, CRC Press; RJ Hnatiuk (1990) Census of Australian Vascular Plants, Australian Government Publishing Service; for information: Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


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