Lotus/ Hasu

ハス/ Lotus
ハス/ Lotus

学名/ Botanical name : Nelumbo nucifera

シノニム/ Synonym : Nelumbium speciosum. Nelumbo komarovii, Nymphaea nelumbo

英名/ English name : Lotus

別名/ Alternative English name:Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean

日本名/ Japanese name: ハス  蓮

日本名別名/ Alternative Japanese name: スイフヨウ・ミズフヨウ(水芙蓉)、フヨウ(芙蓉)、フゴセン(不語仙)、イケミグサ(池見草)、ミズノハナ(水の花)。 蓮と睡蓮を指して「蓮華」(レンゲ)

タイ語名/ Thai name: Bua

原産地/ Original : Tropical Asia and Queensland, Australia


The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the leaves. Flower types differ in the number of petals (single petals, double petals or multi-petals) and their colours range from single colour in white, yellow, pink, red to bi-colour, most often of white petals with pink tip or highlights. Seed and leaf is consumed as well as rhizomes are consumed as a vegetable in Asian countries, extensively in China and Japan. Lotus is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. In Buddhism, the lotus represents purity of the body, speech and mind, as if floating above the murky waters of material attachment and physical desire.

Wikipedia English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_nucifera

Wikipedia 日本語:http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%8F%E3%82%B9

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