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ID: 300375574
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300375574

 

Record Type: concept
Nymphaea caerulea (species) (Nymphaea (genus), Nymphaeaceae (family), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Species of waterlily probably native to the Nile and elsewhere in east Africa, but found already in ancient times in India and Thailand. It has pale- to sky-blue or mauve petals; the flower rises to the surface over the course of a few days when ready to bloom. Ancient Egyptians believed that the flowers open in the morning, rise to the surface, and then sink again at night, which symbolized the rising and setting of the sacred sun to them. When consumed, the plant has mild psycho-active properties, and was probably used ceremonially in ancient Egypt.
 
Terms:
Nymphaea caerulea (species) (preferred,C,U,S,English-P,D,U,N)
Nymphaea caerulea (soort) (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
Nymphaea caerulea (species) (Latin-P,D,U,N)
blue Egyptian lotus (species) (C,U,C,English,AD,U,N)
sacred blue lily (species) (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
blue Egyptian water-lily (species) (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
blue lotus (species) (C,U,English,UF,U,N)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  H.HL

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Agents Facet
Agents Facet
Hierarchy of Living Organisms (hierarchy name)
.... Living Organisms (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of living organisms (entities)
........ living organisms (entities) (G)
Hierarchy of Eukaryota (domain)
............ Eukaryota (domain) (G)
Hierarchy of Plantae (kingdom)
................ Plantae (kingdom) (G)
Hierarchy of Angiospermae (division)
.................... Angiospermae (division) (G)
Hierarchy of Magnoliopsida (class)
........................ Magnoliopsida (class) (G)
Hierarchy of Nymphaeales (order)
............................ Nymphaeales (order) (G)
Hierarchy of Nymphaeaceae (family)
................................ Nymphaeaceae (family) (G)
Hierarchy of Nymphaea (genus)
.................................... Nymphaea (genus) (G)
Hierarchy of Nymphaea caerulea (species)
........................................ Nymphaea caerulea (species) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Waterlelie die waarschijnlijk inheems is in de Nijl en elders in Oost-Afrika, maar die al in de oudheid voorkwam in India en Thailand. De bloemblaadjes zijn lichtblauw tot hemelsblauw of mauve. Wanneer de bloem klaar is om te gaan bloeien, stijgt deze binnen een paar dagen op naar de oppervlakte. Oude Egyptenaren geloofden dat de bloemen 's ochtends opengingen, naar de oppervlakte opstegen en 's avonds weer naar beneden zakten. Voor hen symboliseerde dit het opkomen en ondergaan van de heilige zon. Wanneer de plant wordt gegeten, heeft deze licht psychoactieve eigenschappen. Waarschijnlijk werd de plant in het oude Egypte daarom gebruikt tijdens ceremonies. 

Related concepts:
source for ....  lotus (motif)
..................  (plant-derived motifs, motifs, ... Design Elements (hierarchy name)) [300165258]

Sources and Contributors:
blue Egyptian lotus (species)............  [VP]
..................................................  USDA Classification online (2008-)
blue Egyptian water-lily (species)............  [VP]
...........................................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
blue lotus (species)............  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
...................................  NCBI Taxonomy Browser (2008-)
Nymphaea caerulea (species)............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
...............................................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
...............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
...............................................  ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System online (2005-)
...............................................  NCBI Taxonomy Browser (2008-)
...............................................  USDA Classification online (2008-)
sacred blue lily (species)............  [VP]
...............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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