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VICTORIA LILY #1

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This is NOT Victoria amazonica

 

This Victoria cruziana, a native of the Parana-Paraguay basin of South America, is slightly smaller in size than the giant Victoria amazonica.

 

The underside of the leaves of V. cruziana is purple as opposed to the red of the V. amazonica.

 

The rim of the V. cruziana is covered with a peachlike fuzz that is not found in the V. amazonica.

 

V. cruziana opens its flowers at dusk.

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Victoria Lily in an Water Garden.

Victoria cruziana

Family Nymphaeceae

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.

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The Map shows the exact GPS Coordinates of the location of my Camera (Latitude / Longitude / Altitude). They have been automatically Geotagged in this image's EXIF file by my accompanying GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr.

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Taken on July 9, 2011