Nelumbo lutea Willd.- syn. Nelumbo pentapetala - Nelumbonaceae
American lotus, yellow lotus, Amerikanische Lotosblume

„The native distribution of the species is the southeastern United States, Mexico, Honduras, and the Caribbean… This plant has a large tuber that is used as a food source… The seed is also edible and is known as „alligator corn“. It is widely planted in ponds for its foliage and flowers. American Lotus has established itself as a weed in some areas, spreading via creeping rhizomes and seeds. This species has been crossed with N. nucifera to create many hybrids.“

„… equally rich [like N.nucifera] in 1,4-dimethoxybenzene, though the jasminoid note generated by jasmone and methyl cis-(Z)-jasmonate is somewhat more pronounced (than in N. nucifera).“
[Meaningful Scents around the World, R.Kaiser, 2006, 120]


„Using headspace analysis, the volatiles of 44 cultivars of N. nucifera, one cultivar of N. Pentapetala and four hybrids were compared chromatographically. Although 1,4-dimethoxybenzene was found to increase daily during anthesis, it was found to be at a higher concentration in N. pentapetala of American origin than in N. nucifera of Oriental origin.“
[The Scent of Lotus Flowers. Akihiko Omata, Katsuyuki Yomogida, Shoji Nakamura, Tadao Ohta, Yasuko Izawa, Satomi Watanabe, Journal of Essential Oil Research 01/1991; 3:221-227]

Main components of the floral scent of N.lutea were 1,4-dimethoxybenzene (81.3%), pentadecane (3.7%), α-farnesene (3.2.%), and 3,3,5-trimethyl-cyclohexanone (1.5%).
[Ecological relationship between floral thermogenesis and pollination in Nelumbo lutea (Nelumbonaceae)., Dieringer, G., Cabrera, R.L., Mottaleb, M., American journal of botany, 101(2), 2014, 357-364]

Maund,B., Henslow, J.S., The botanist, vol.1 t.14 (1836)

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