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Flor de Loto

Nymphaea ampla

Description:

Disclaimer: I am not at all as fluent in my Spanish as my English, so I won't provide a rare completely non-English-tainted spotting! Also known as the white lotus, this beautiful and fairly large flower is on display at Xcaret Park in Cancun, a location rich with a broad collection of the flora and fauna of the native Mexican area (let's just say I changed my camera's batteries every hour or so).

Notes:

Yes, I cheated: the scientific name and all were conveniently inscribed on a nearby rock. Apparently, the flower has questionable effects on the human mind.

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Ivan Rodriguez
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Ivan Rodriguez

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 4, 2012
Submitted on Jul 25, 2012

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