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N. 'Nangkwag'
Various Color Forms
Also known as 'Indian Goddess'



Dr. Slearmlarp Wasuwat in Thailand was given the first 'Nangkwag' waterlilies some years ago. Their origin is unknown. Those first "Indian Goddesses" were a pink with plain green leaves and a deep pink with mottled leaves, pictured above.

With their oversized, oddly shaped and sometimes twisted sepals, many growers find them bizarre but others find them interesting and quite pretty in a strange way. Over time a number of garden hybrids have appeared in various colors, pictured below.


Blue (Plain foliage)

Yellow

Yellow Striped


Green


Yellow 2


Purple (Flecked foliage)

Jade


Light Pink (Mottled foliage)

 Violet


White

White 2

  

http://www.victoria-adventure.org/waterlilies/day_bloomer_galleries/nangkwag.html


 
N. 'Nang Kwak'
Tropical Day Blooming
(Thailand)



N. 'Nangkwag' TD ImG O (Thailand) DO De Various Pa OA AP P VNP PD SCN


Named Waterlilies
All belong to Nymphaea L. (Sp. pl. 1.510. 1753)

Bold plain print = Accepted cultivar, Plain print = Synonym for cultivar or not found in publication, Bold italic print = Accepted species, Italic print = synonym for species

TD = Tropical Day Blooming, TDV = Tropical Day Blooming Viviparous, TN = Tropical Night Blooming, TNV = Tropical Night Blooming Viviparous, H = Hardy, HV = Hardy Viviparous

Im = Link to Image or ImG = Link to Image Gallery De = Description, Pa = Parentage, O = Originator, DO = Date of Origin, OA = Originally As, AP = Author of Publication, P = Publication, VNP = Volume, Number, Page, PD = Publication Date, SCN = Synonym, Correction, Notes, Addendum = Link to additional information


http://www.victoria-adventure.org/waterlilies/names/n.htm

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Nymphaea 'Nang Kwak'
( Syn: Nangkwag, Summoning Lady Lilies;  Indian Goddess Lilies )

by: Garet Uemura

The Nang Kwak group of tropical lilies have their origin in Thailand. They received their name from their enlarged sepals which resemble the beckoning fingers of the Siamese Goddess by the same name.  Hence, the translation of the Thai name into, "Summoning Lady" and "Indian Goddess."

Images of the goddess, Nang Kwak are placed in Thai shops in the belief that the goddess will attract business.  Nang Kwak is often depicted as a young woman who has her left hand raised  with the palm down (Asians do not use the same "come" gesture as Westerners) in a beckoning manner.

The first Nang Kwak lilies (Pink and Pink Striped) were imported into the United States by Mrs. Betsy Sakata of IWGS.  Over the years, many variants of the original Nang Kwak have arisen. The various cultivars are listed below along with their distinguishing characteristics.

Presently, the different colors of Nang Kwak lilies are not individually recognized, but are  grouped together under the name, "Indian Goddess."


http://www.geocities.com/lilypage8084/aboutnangkwak.htm