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The Largest Water Lily in the World (10 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Nature   3 Jun 2011   / 11669 views

Victoria amazornica is the largest genus of water lilies in the world. It floats in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin. Its leaves reach up to 3 m in diameter. They can support up to 70 pounds. This giant water lily was called Victoria regia after Queen Victoria of the UK when it was discovered by explorer Robert Schomburgk in 1836.

 



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lolzz 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hmmm.. not very interesting to me.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Thailand has some big ones
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Link 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hahaha zelda style !
       
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Peanut 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Zowie! I never knew they could grow so large. Beautiful flowers!
       
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melneanay 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
are there any footfetish ?????????????????????????????????????
       
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chrisbumble 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
tinkerbell's playground.
       
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