American Lotus Flower (<I>Nelumbo lutea</I>: Nelumbonaceae) on the Second Day of
Sarah S. Kreunen Truman State University Division of Science Kirksville Missouri 63501-4221 USA,Jeffery M. Osborn Truman State University Division of Science Kirksville Missouri 63501-4221 USA
anther, development, morphology, Nelumbo, Nelumbonaceae, pollen, ultrastructure, Sarah S. Kreunen, Jeffrey M. Osborn
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American lotus flower (Nelumbo lutea: Nelumbonaceae) on the second day of anthesis, showing a central, gynoecial receptacle and several whorls of dehiscent stamens. Historically, Nelumbo has been considered to be closely related to Nymphaeales (water lilies); however, new systematic work has allied the genus with lower eudicots.