Giant Water Lily (Victoria Regia)

Fine art print for sale. Giant Water Lily (Victoria Regia)
Artist/Collection: Houtte, Louis van
Product Code: 2096
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Giant Water Lily (Victoria Regia)

Vintage floral art inspired by an 1850s lithograph by Louis van Houtte.

Features a Giant Water Lily (Victoria Regia) with its leaf uptruned to reveal the underneath. The first published description of the giant water lily was by John Lindley in 1837, based on specimens returned from British Guiana by Robert Schomburgk. Lindley named the genus after the new Queen, Victoria, and the species Victoria regia. The giant leaf is up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in diameter, on a stalk 7–8 m (22.9-26.2 ft) in length.

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