Flower Photography: Lotus Flower (Nelumbo nucifera)


Photo taken at the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands.

Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian LotusSacred LotusBean of India, or simply Lotus, is a plant in the monogeneric family Nelumbonaceae. The Linnaean binomialNelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) is the currently recognized name for this species, which has been classified under the former namesNelumbium speciosum (Willd.) and Nymphaea nelumbo, among others. Names other than Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) are obsolete synonyms and should not be used in current works. This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China. ~ SOURCE



20 comments:

  1. Beautiful capture for the day and a lovely reflection! Lovely flower and colors! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. beautiful composition, che. hope you all have a great weekend.

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  3. Beautiful pink!

    My PINK is inviting you to come and see. Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Wonderful colour - it's not at all like our waterlilies, whose blooms stay on the surface of the water.

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  5. Beautiful. Very intense colour!

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  6. We had a pond in our yard - and I loved it when the plants bloomed. They're so peaceful looking - all the water, fish and all. Great photo! Jenn

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  7. lovely shot!

    http://thelayugan.blogspot.com/2012/01/purple-beauty.html

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  8. What a sweet capture, very delicate and lovely looking.

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  9. Awesome shot. Beautiful pink flower in clear water with reflections too. Great Job!

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  10. Great shot! I not only love the color of the flower but I love how tall it is springing forth from the water.

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  11. A picture paints a thousand words --- your photo is the epitome of the old adage.

    My Wednesday post: UNDER THE SEA

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  12. Absolutely beautiful...a stunning shot. genie

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