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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea Nefelis


2) Hardy or tropical: Hardy 3) Day or night bloomer: Day

4) Originator: Andreas Protopapas 5) Year of origin: 2003

6) Address: Removed to protect privacy

Nicosia Cyprus


7) Nominant (Named by): Andreas Protopapas

8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer: Andreas Protopapas

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant: Andreas Protopapas

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:


Appears on the WGI web site galleries.


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.):





Parentage: Seed (maternal) parent: Known


Pollen (paternal) parent: Known


Please give following dimensions in centimetres


Description ‑ Flower: Shape: Star shaped

Diameter: Average 12 cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Green (RHS 152A) and
pink along the sides of the petals.

Sepal color, interior: Greyed yellow (RHS 160D)

Sepal number: 4 Sepals.

Petal color: Yellow (RHS 4C) with a pink flush on the base of the outer petals

Petal number: 28 to 34.

Stamen: Filament color: Yellow (RHS 7A)

Anther color: : Yellow (RHS 7A)

Tip color: Yellow (RHS 7A)

Number of Stamens: 51 to 54

Number of Carpellary Styles: Around 10, yellow (RHS 13A)

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Green. Around 5mm diameter.

Four air channels of equal size.

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Hairy

Fragrant? Fragrant like N. mexicana

Height above water: 0-7 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Orbicular

Margin: Entire

Length x width: Early leaves 8 cm. Later leaves size around 12 cm.

Sinus: Open

Lobes: Slightly mucronate

Color, top: On early leaves Green (RHS 147A)

with black blotches (RHS 200A) and on mature leaves Green (RHS 146A) with blotches (RHS 200A).

Color, underside: Green/brown with brown blotches (RHS 166A)

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Oval sometime completely round. Four air channels of equal size.

Petiole pubescent? Hairy

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter): Medium size


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble and how does it differ?




Unusual characteristics or comments:


Nymphaea Nefelis is a star shaped waterlily with a large with yellow pink petals and is floriferous.


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