WGI International Checklist of
Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars
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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):
2) Hardy or tropical: Tropical intersubgeneric 3) Day or night bloomer: Day
Originator: Carlos Magdalena,
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7) Nominant (Named by): Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic
8) Address (if different from above):
Introducer: Carlos Magdalena, Royal Botanic Gardens
10) Address (if different from above):
11) Applicant: Carlos Magdalena,
Royal Botanic Gardens
12) Address (if different from above):
13) Phone: 14) Fax: 15) Email: Removed to protect privacy
16) As far as you know, has this name been published in a dated publication together with a description? No
17) If yes to 16, give details of the earliest publication (title, date, publisher, etc.):
18) Has this cultivar been granted Patent or Plant Breeders' Rights, or is it being sold under a trade designation other than the name used here? No
19) If yes to any of the above, please give details:
20) Has a Standard been deposited in a recognized herbarium? No
21) If yes, please give details (where, when deposited, etc.):
ABOUT THE PLANT
Pollen (paternal) parent: Nymphaea unknown subgenus Brachyceras
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Starry
Diameter: 20+ cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green, black dashes and dots, red/bright
pink dashes and dots, especially in the sepal margins
Sepal color, interior: White with pinkish edge
Sepal number: 4
Petal number: 12-16
Stamen: Filament color: Outer whorls white, inner whorls yellow
Anther color: Yellow
Tip color: Blue, sometimes white
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green with black dots and dashes
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Fragrant? Lightly scented
Height above water: 40+ cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round, ellipsoidal
Length x width: 45 x 40 cm.
Sinus: Closed, overlapping a bit
Color, top: Plain green with brown blotches
Color, underside: Green
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 200 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? None. This intersubgeneric hybrid is unique because of the blotched pads.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Sepals green with black and red markings. Ovary red/bright pink. The first day, the stamens are widely separated. Blotched leaves are not found in the Anecphya group or hybrids.