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Victoria Amazonica

Victoria amazonica

Description:

Beautiful giant lotus...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 9 years ago
King lotus
Victoria amazonica Victoria amazonica


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13 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

As per my knowledge Nelumbo is climber Lotus plant. Nymphaeae is Herb and this Victoria may be also Herb.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Ha ha, I was speaking about the taxonomy. Both Victoria and Nymphaea are lilies. Lotuses are in another family and another order :-)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Frazier you can sit on these flower's leafs and in Nymphaeae Lotus only Coot or moorhens can seat. Its the difference... ;)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

This such a cool plant. Maybe the common name King "lotus" is in use but the genus of this spotting, Victoria, is a genus of "water lilies", in the family Nymphaeaceae, whereas the family Nelumbonaceae contains the aquatic plants with large showy flowers resembling water lilies, commonly known as "lotus". These two families are in different orders. One general distinguishing feature is that water lily leaves float on the surface of the water whereas lotus leaves are above the water's surface. I just posted some beautiful but less spectacular lilies myself at http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/747....

KhairinSaili
KhairinSaili 9 years ago

i checked it nimkar..thats great..tq

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

This Lotus is biggest surprise from Amazonian empire..!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Rain...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Khairin, have you checked my suggestion. Its mentioned Biological or Scientific name. Also mentioned referred website.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Khairin , I agree with Ashish.
it is "Victoria amazonica"

KhairinSaili
KhairinSaili 9 years ago

yes, this pic i take it from garden...can u tell me what the scientific name?

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I checked it, there's some nice photos there.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

King Lotus...!!!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Is this in a garden? I've seen very similar in the wild in Brazil.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/593...

KhairinSaili
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KhairinSaili

Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2011
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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