Plant Database

Waterlily, Lotus and aquatic plants

About the IWGS Aquatic Plant Database

The purpose of the IWGS Plant Database is to provide a definitive source of information on all aquatic plants.

A committee was formed in 2017 to design, develop and maintain a plant database on the IWGS website. The ongoing work of the committee is to ensure data is correct and act on any new sources of information received. Where there is a conflict in data the committee should make a joint decision on which source is correct.

Registrars for Nymphaeaceae and Nelumbo

As the appointed International Cultivar Registration Authority (ICRA) registrar of Nymphaeaceae and Nelumbo, our registrars’ purpose is

  • to register new cultivar names
  • ensure names comply with the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP)
  • to publish full lists of all cultivar names
  • to maintain records, in as much detail as is practical, of the origin, characteristics and history of each cultivar.

Click here for Nymphaea and Nelumbo Plant Registrations

Nelumbo 'Qiu Sanse'
Nelumbo 'Qiu Sanse'.