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Mangkala Ubon (มังคลอุบล)

Thai. Name for a species of water lily, with the botanical name Nymphaea mangkala ubol and commonly as the Mangala-ubol Water Lily. This free-blooming hardy water lily originates from Thailand and blooms all year round. It is a hybrid of the Maxicana and the Parries Five O, bred by Asst. Prof. Dr. Noppachai Chansilpa. The flower has dense layers of petals. It has yellow-to-peach flowers, with the ends of the petals being orangey. It has participated in international water lily competitions and has won several awards. It is depicted on a Thai postage stamp issued in 2008 (fig.).