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Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.
Lotus Lily
This plant has a wide distribution and grows in lagoons in North Queensland and the Northern Territory. Crocodiles in these lagoons preclude getting too close for photographs.


  Nelumbo nucifera   Nelumbo nucifera  
   
  Description:Flower   Description:Old capsule  
  Location:Port Keats Rd, Northern Territory   Location: Red Lily Lagoon, Rinyirru National Park, North Queensland  
  GPS coordinates: 1346.2942S 13037.6680E   GPS coordinates:1450.972S 14410.094E  
  Date of photo:29 May 2018   Date of photo:13 June 2013  
  Field No.:6641   Field No:2175A  
         
  Nelumbo nucifera   Nelumbo nucifera  
     
  Description:Fruit   Description:Plant  
  Location: Red Lily Lagoon, Rinyirru National Park, North Queensland   Location:Port Keats Rd, Northern Territory  
  GPS coordinates:1450.972S 14410.094E   GPS coordinates: 1346.2942S 13037.6680E  
  Date of photo:13 June 2013   Date of photo:29 May 2018  
  Field No:2175A   Field No.:6641  
         
  Nelumbo nucifera   Nelumbo nucifera  
     
  Description:Plants in lagoon   Description:Plant in lagoon  
  Location:Port Keats Rd, Northern Territory   Location:Mamakula, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory  
  GPS coordinates: 1346.2942S 13037.6680E   GPS coordinates:12˚38.998S ,132˚34.372E  
  Date of photo:29 May 2018   Date of photo:8 June 2015  
  Field No.:6641   Field No.:3205A  
         

References (accessed 20 June 2018):

Stanley, T.D. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2007), Nelumbonaceae. Flora of Australia 2: 258-259

Williams, K.A.W. (1980), Native Plants of Queensland  1: 204

http://eflora.nt.gov.au/factsheet?id=3977

 

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