American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) vector

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About American lotus (Nelumbo lutea)

Distributed in the New World. It is found in North and South America, the Antilles and Hawaii. In the Eastern Hemisphere, it is grown only in botanical gardens. Culture information l. Very little yellow colour. It is known from the literature that it should be kept in a swimming pool at a temperature of no more than 20 °C, as it does not flower in warmer water.

The introduction of the yellow lotus in Cuba has been successful. Seeds were obtained from the botanical gardens of Sukhumi, Dushanbe, Tashkent and Sochi. Sown in shallow water in spring, they germinated well and by mid-May (10-15 days later than the Indian Lotus) floating leaves appeared on the surface of the water.

The following year, the floating leaves of the seedlings appeared as early as early May. Emergent leaves developed in June, buds in July and flowers about 20 cm in diameter started to bloom in September. By the end of October, more than 60 mature nut seeds had been collected. The water temperature in the pond rose to 25-35° on several occasions during the summer, but the plants bloomed together and produced abundant fruit. In the future, leaf and bud development, flowering and fruit ripening in l. yellow also occurred later than in l. Indian. Only its aerial leaves appeared more durable than those of the second species.

In the mass, l. yellow represents a colourful picture. The surface of the water is covered with floating leaves, and above them rise on thin, tall (up to 1 m) leaf blades, rounded, about 70 cm across, that rise in the air. The many yellow or cream flowers open at sunrise. They are more fragrant than L. indica. By midday the petals close into a dense bud. This is repeated for 4-5 days, then the petals fall off. The surface of the leaves and flowers is covered with the thinnest coating of wax. The fruit, l. yellow, resembles the bell of a garden watering can. Up to 25 round, hard-shelled nuts, about 1 cm in diameter, ripen in cells on its surface. Germination takes a very long time.

The rhizome lies at a depth of 60 cm.Each node produces a large number of roots, two leaves and a stalk. Due to the continuous growth of the rhizomes, the flowering of l. yellow lasts until October-November. The species currently lives in two reservoirs in Kuban: the KSU Botanical Garden and the Maryanskaya village.

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