Victoria Study 3

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    A Longwood Hybrid Victoria leaf underside. Note the very thick ribbing that supports the large leaf. The latest leaf measurement at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in 2007 is 6 feet 6 inches across and 6 inches tall.

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    1. WestofCary 70 months ago | reply

      This reminds me of a row longboats on an azure sea. I've been to Duke Gardens often (I live a half-hour away), but I've never seen (or known to look for) this. I think this is amazing, both as an image but also for the always cool engineering employed in nature.

      Thanks for sharing this.

    2. Gafoto 69 months ago | reply

      Since it's the underside you probably wouldn't get the chance to see it unless a leaf drifts very close to the pond edge and you lifted it up.

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