A new cultivar of Nymphaeaceae, which is commonly known as ‘water-lily’, has been officially registered by the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society(IWGS).
The new water lily cultivar, Nymphaea ‘Pink Moon’, was bred from bud sport of Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews by Mr. Wu Fuchuan of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG).
In the registration process, all provisions, rules and recommendations of the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants have been satisfied. IWGS president Susan Davis and registrar Tamara Kilbane signed the certificate of recognition to certify that Wu Fuchuan has officially registered Nymphaea ‘Pink Moon’.
The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) is recognized by the International Society for Horticultural Science as the official registrar for waterlilies (Nymphaeaceae) and lotus (Nelumbonaceae). The registrars’ purpose is to serve local, national and international horticulture through recording and clarifying areas of confusion in the naming and identification of cultivated plants in these families.
Cultivars of waterlilies and lotus are registered for two reasons: first to prevent, as much as possible, names that are already appropriated from being given to new hybrids, and second, to prevent the use of names which so closely resemble existing names that they would cause confusion. Names must also conform to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants.
Certificate of recognition by IWGS
Nymphaea ‘Pink Moon’