Glimpse the Giant Water Lily

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One of the largest aquatic plants in the world, see this icon of the Amazon in its natural habitat.

The small lakes and calm waters are home to the famous Victoria Regia Water Lilies. This gigantic aquatic plant, also called “The Queen of the Water Lilies,” sprouts a single beautiful and majestic white flower that is worth of a photo.

Embark a boat towards a lake in Yanamono island (best on high tide) where you will be able to see the “Queen of water lilies”, the Victoria Regia-  Amazonian Giant Water Lily. Now renamed Victoria Amazonica, these native flora in the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin are mostly found in oxbow lakes and bayous. You may see some flowers that are white as they bloom on the first night some that have turned pink on the second night after blooming. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by scarab beetles. Victoria Amazonica is well known for its huge circular leaves, which are often pictured with a small child sitting supported in the center to display their size and strength.

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