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Re: "lotus seeds"


I think it all goes back to Nymphaea lotus being one of the most popular
species of aquarium-suitable nymphaeas. As is common they tended to be
called "lotus" and then all other similar species were branded with the same

At least that seems to be how it happened here in Australia.

Bruce Hansen
president at angfa_org.au
Please visit us at http://www.angfa.org.au

----- Original Message ----- > Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 05:59:29 -0700
> From: krombhol at teclink_net (Paul Krombholz)
> Subject: Re: "lotus" seeds
> I was thinking about the real lotus.  I was assuming that what aquariasts
> were using was some member or members of that genus.  I have never had any
> Nymphaea or Nulumbo species myself, and did not know that the lotus plants
> used in aquaria were misnamed.  How did that happen?