Saturday, June 4, 2011

largest water lily in the world

Victoria Amazon
In South America, the Amazon inhabited by the largest water lily in the world - the giant Victoria Amazon.
The diameter of the leaves reaches two meters. They are able to withstand the weight of a few tens of kilograms.
Guinness World Records listed it as "the largest flowering plant on Earth. "
And it got its name in honor of Queen Victoria, when in 1836 it opened a traveler Robert Hermann Schomburgk