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,
6) Address: Removed to protect privacy
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
Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Nymphaea carpentariae
Pollen (paternal) parent: Nymphaea minuta
Please give following dimensions in centimeters.
Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Cup
Diameter: 6 cm.
Sepal color, exterior: Green
Sepal color, interior: Greenish white
Sepal number: 4
Petal color: Pink
Petal number: 10-12
Stamen: Filament color: Outer pink, inner yellow
Anther color: Yellow with pink stripe
Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green
Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? No
Fragrant? Lightly scented
Height above water: 30+ cm.
Leaves: Shape: Round, ellipsoidal
Length x width: 25 x 20 cm.
Sinus: Closed or open but not overlapping
Color, top: Plain green/military green, some spots when unfurling
Color, underside: Olive
brownish/green with a brighter green haze along
the midrib. Some reddish/crimson spotting may be present.
Petiole (leaf stem) color: Green/military green
Petiole pubescent? No
Spread of plant (diameter): 100 cm.
What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ? Nymphaea ‘Kew’s Lilliput White’, but this has pink flowers and the pedicel is green.
Unusual characteristics or comments: Very small flower for an Anecphya type. No pollen seems to be shed. Sterile.