Nymphaea pubescens

Nymphaea pubescens

the national flower of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • Nymphaea pubescens
  • Nymphaea pubescens
  • Flower name
    Nymphaea pubescens
  • Scientific name
    Nymphaea pubescens
  • Aliaswater lily, 睡蓮, ネッタイスイレン, シャープラ
  • Place of originTropical and temperate regions of the world, including Southeast Asia such as Papua New Guinea
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region, River, pond
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October
  • Language of flowersInnocent mind, trust mind Faith, soft mind

What is Nymphaea pubescens

Tropical Water Lily 'Sharpra',or Nymphaea pubescens, scientific name:Nymphaea pubescens, is native to South and Southeast Asia and is a member of the family Nymphaeaceae, genus Nymphaea. The rhizome is enlarged and creeping. The leaves are nearly cortical, ovate, and deeply lobed at the base, with unequally edged, angular serrations on the leaf margins. The leaf surface is dark green and hairless, and the underside is reddish brown with dense soft hairs. The flowers are white and pink and rise above the water. It is the national flower of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Bangladesh BD). Hydroponic farming of shahpura is popular in Bangladesh.

Common name: Tropical Water Lily 'Sharpra',or Nymphaea pubescens, scientific name: Nymphaea pubescensi, state flower: Bangladesh, life form: perennial aquatic plant, habitat: ponds and swamps, native range:from South Asia to& Southeast Asia, Height: 10-30 cm, Leaf color: dark green, dorsal surface of leaf: reddish brown, Leaf shape: round or ovate with basal incision, leaf margin: serrate with unequal triangle, Flower diameter: 2-8 cm, Number of petals: 12-14, Flowering season: August to October, Flower color: white or peach, Fruiting season: September to November.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    N. pubescens
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeHardy perennial aquatic plants
  • Flower colorsRed White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 8.0 cm

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