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Pink Water Lily (Nymphaea sp.)

Nymphaea sp. (possibly N. pubescens)


Australian water lilies include at least 9 species, all of which are much more cold-sensitive than the exotic tropical hybrids. Exact ID of this spotting yet to be determined. Perhaps this is a hybrid species, and it may not be a native either. Anyone? My initial investigations are leaning towards Nymphaea pubescens, a species found in northeastern Australia, although image searches show this species to have reasonably thin and pointed petals, whereas my spotting is quite rounded. Another possibility is Nymphaea masaniello, also an Australian native or so I'm led to believe. Then there are countless cultivars which just confuse everything :-/


Pond at the Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens in Brisbane QLD.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Thanks, William.

WilliamRowland179 4 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

I try to keep it varied, and native where possible. Hopefully not too boring. Besides, I have no lions or tigers to chase. Don't see too many of them in town.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

You choose some great subjects Neil.

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

QLD, Australia

Lat: -27.48, Long: 152.98

Spotted on Mar 22, 2015
Submitted on Mar 24, 2015

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