The genus includes two species, one of which is N. nucifera Gaertn. of Asia and Australia, the sacred lotus admired in various aspects of oriental religion, art, and architecture.
All species found in Nelumbo
MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/genus.aspx?id=Nelumbo.