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Nymphaea (Waterlily) Cultivars


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1) Cultivar Name:



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

4) Originator:    Mr. Pairat  Songpanich             5)  Year of origin:  30 June 2003

        6) Address:   Removed to protect privacy

Nontaburi Province, THAILAND


7) Nominant (Named by):  Mr. Pairat  Songpanich

        8) Address (if different from above):


9) Introducer:      Mr. Pairat  Songpanich

10) Address (if different from above):


11) Applicant:     Mr. Pairat  Songpanich

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?



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? Yes


19) If yes to any of the above, please give details: 

By registering for Plant Breeders' Rights with Plant Variety Protection Office of Thailand

by Mr. Pairat Songpanich


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        Nymphaea Mayla


Pollen (paternal) parent       Nymphaea ‘Madame Wilfron Gonnère


Please give following dimensions in centimeters


Description ‑ Flower: Shape:   Cup shape

Diameter:        13 - 14     cm.

            Sepal color, exterior:  Green

            Sepal color, interior:   White

            Sepal number:  5

        Petal color:   White outer petals, pink center petals

Petal number:   44 – 57

            Stamen: Filament color: Yellow            

              Anther color:    Yellow

                          Tip color:          Yellow

            Pedicel (flower stalk) color:  Reddish brown

Pedicel pubescent (fuzzy)?   Pubescent

Fragrant?     Yes

Height above water       0   cm.

Text Box:

Leaves: Shape:     Ovate

            Margin:     Entire

            Length x width:    21   x   21    cm.

            Sinus:        Sinus open

            Lobes:       Lobes open

            Color, top:  Green

            Color, underside:  Reddish brown

            Petiole (leaf stem) color:  Reddish brown

            Petiole pubescent?   Pubescent

            Viviparous?    No

            Spread of plant (diameter):    100 – 150    cm.


What cultivar does this plant most closely resemble

and how does it differ?

       Nymphaea ‘Madame Wilfron Gonnère

       It differs in the number of petals.  N. ‘Tanpong

has more petals than N. ‘Madame Wilfron Gonnère’.


Unusual characteristics or comments:

Lots of petals in the flower

Free flowering



Feature article about how N. ‘Tanpong’ was developed


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