Victoria Regia - the national flower of Guyana
In 1836, the flower was first discovered by German researcher JF Poppigom. He called the lily Evriala Amazonika.
That same year, another researcher, Richard Schomburgk has described this same flower in British Guiana. He called the Victoria Regia flower, in honor of the Queen of England. The official name of the flower was the "Victoria Amazonika," but many of lily known as Victoria Regia.
Victoria Regia lily largest of all the water lilies. Its leaves can reach more than 8 feet in diameter. Leaf color green or yellowish-green.
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Flowers can reach up to 10 inches (25 cm in the clear).
This beautiful flower emits a rather powerful smell, a mixture of the smell of bananas and pineapple.
Seeds of Victoria Regii very nutritious and are used for food by local residents.