Victoria amazonica (Poepp.) J.C. Sowerby
Giant water lily
|Genus is not in the current taxonomy
|Named by John Lindley after the newly ascended Queen Victoria
|Named in deference to an earlier discovery and naming by Eduard Friedrich Poeppig, who named it Euryale amazonica
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Victoria amazonica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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Giant water lilies and lotus blossum. Giant water lilies are part of the genus Victoria and plant family Nymphaeaceae. British explorers named this plant after Britain's Queen Victoria, but is native to South America. Notice the protrusions that cover the lily pad and stem of the lotus flower. From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources for Students and Teachers · 10/8/2005 · Miami-Dade County, Florida · By Roy Winkelman
4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida