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Victoria Amazonica - Queen Victoria Water Lily - Can Hold 2-3 People - 3 Fresh Sealed Seeds - RARE - LIMITED

Victoria amazonica is a species of flowering plant, the largest of the water lily family Nymphaeaceae. I t is the national flower of Guyana. Its native regions are Guyana and tropical South America. The Victoria amazonica has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water's surface on a submerged stalk, 7–8 m in length. It is the largest waterlily in the world. V. amazonica is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, such as oxbow lakes and bayous. In their native habitat, the flowers first begin to open as the sun starts to set and can take up to 48 hours to fully open. These flowers can grow up to 40 cm (16 in) in diameter. Each plant will continue to produce flowers for a full growing season and they have co-evolved with a species of scarab beetle of the genus Cyclocephala, to improve its pollination. All the buds in a single patch will begin to open at the same time and as they do, they give off a fruity smell. At this point the flower petals are white and the beetles become attracted to both the colour and the smell of the flower. By nightfall the flower closes, the odor stops being emitted, and the beetle becomes trapped inside the carpellary appendages inside the flower. Here, the stamens are protected by the paracarpels and for the next day the flower continues to remain closed. They can hold at least 2-3 human beings on water . Seeds are fresh and sealed with little bit of water (picture attach)
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