Lotus Leaf

Lotus Leaf
Source / kaichanvong

Lotus is a genus that includes bird’s-foot trefoils and deervetches and contains many dozens of species distributed world-wide. Depending on the taxonomic authority, roughly between 70 and 150 are accepted. Lotus is a genus of legume and its members are adapted to a wide range of habitats, from coastal environments to high altitudes. Most species have leaves with five leaflets; two of these are at the extreme base of the leaf, with the other three at the tip of a naked midrib. This gives the appearance of a pair of large stipules below a “petiole” bearing a trefoil of three leaflets – in fact the true stipules are minute, soon falling or withering. Some species have pinnate leaves with up to 15 leaflets. The flowers are in clusters of 3-10 together at the apex of a stem with some basal leafy bracts; they are pea-flower shaped, usually vivid yellow, but occasionally orange or red. The seeds develop in three or four straight, strongly diverging pods, which together make a shape reminiscent of the diverging toes of a small bird, leading to the common name “bird’s-foot”.

Buy Lotus Leaf Online

Related Ingredients

Lotus Leaf Photos

  • Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf
  • Katsuo tuna on a lotus leaf at an elegant restaura…
  • Review of Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood - Rice Noodle Roll…
  • Review of Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood - Glutinous Rice i…
  • Review of Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood - Rice Noodle Roll…
  • Review of Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood - Prawn Dumpling
  • Review of Tim Ho Wan, Chatswood - Fish Maw with Pr…
  • Sticky Rice in Wrapped Lotus Leaf
  • Regal Chinese 121225-8621a
  • Beggar's Chicken (叫化鸡)
  • Friday's lunch
  • Crown Prince 120219-9922a
  • Sticky rice in lotus leaf, radish cake, pork-stuff…
  • 糯米雞 Chicken rice dumpling wrapped in lotus l…
  • Rice with Sausage, etc., Wrapped in Lotus Leaf
  • Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf

Found Country:US