Botanical name: Nymphaea x khurooi Family: Nymphaeaceae (Waterlily family)
Synonyms: Nymphaea alba x Nymphaea odorata
Meghalaya Red Water Lily is a hybrid betwen Nymphaea alba and Nymphaea odorata which is found and cultivated for long in Meghalaya (Dkhar et.al., Ann.Bot.Fennici 48, 317-324, 2011), and now also located in Kashmir (Hassan et.al., 2020). It has recently been named for Anzar Khuroo, a botanist and conservationist at Kashmir University. It does not set seed. The plant has a horizontal rhizome. The leaves are not toothed, are thick with impressed veins without any mottling. Flowers are small with 23-28 petals, 75-100 stamens and 17-22 carpels. Flowers are various beautiful shades of red.
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