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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name (Epithet):

Nymphaea Stanley Angus Skinger


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

4) Originator: Andreas Protopapas 5) Year of origin: 2005

6) Address: 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 in the WGI Journal 1.1.

Appears in 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: Between cup and star shaped

Diameter: Average 12 cm.

Sepal color, exterior: Green with red

Sepal color, interior: Deep red (RHS 59 A)

Sepal number: 4

Petal color: Dark red (RHS 59A) on the outside, moving to dark red (RHS 59A), with black (RHS 200A) towards the tips on the inner petals. The inner row is completely black (RHS 200A)

Petal number: 36 to 38

Stamen: Filament color: Deep red (RHS 59A) mixed with black (RHS 200A)

Anther color: Deep red ( RHS 59A) mixed with black (RHS 200A)

Tip color: Black (RHS 200A)

Number of Stamens: Around 69

Number of Carpellary Styles: Around 15, yellow on the base, red in the middle and black on the tip.

Pedicel (flower stalk) color: Brown, round near the flower becoming oval later on. Four main air holes. Diameter 8 mm.

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)? Hairy.

Fragrant? Fragrant

Height above water: 0 cm.


Leaves: Shape: Orbicular

Margin: Entire

Length x width: 18-19 cm.

Sinus: Closed on young leaves slightly open on mature leaves.

Lobes: Slightly mucronate and non-mucronate lobes on leaves.

Color, top: Some leaves are green (RHS 147A) and some are black (RHS 200A)

Color, underside: Brown (RHS 166A).

Petiole (leaf stem) color: Brown, oval in shape. Four main air channels with additional 2 air channels one on each side.

Petiole pubescent? Yes

Viviparous? No

Spread of plant (diameter): Medium size


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


Similar to Nymphaea Efestus but a larger more star-shaped flower having a deeper red and black content.


Unusual characteristics or comments:


Have named this new deep red cultivar with 38 petals 'Stanley Angus Skinger', after an old friend and correspondent from the email discussion lists. Stan was for many years volunteer propagator of tropical waterlilies at Denver Botanic Gardens, and is considered by many an expert in waterlily identification. He has also made numerous trips to Amazonia, often as trip leader/guide, studying Victoria and other plants in their habitat.



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