The Largest Water Lily in the World (10 pics)

Posted in       3 Jun 2011       19713       6

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 9 year s ago
hmmm.. not very interesting to me.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
Thailand has some big ones
       
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Link 9 year s ago
hahaha zelda style !
       
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Peanut 9 year s ago
Zowie! I never knew they could grow so large. Beautiful flowers!
       
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melneanay 9 year s ago
are there any footfetish ?????????????????????????????????????
       
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chrisbumble 9 year s ago
tinkerbell's playground.
       
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