Victoria amazonica (Poepp.) J. C. Sowerby

Place of publication: Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 6:310. 1850
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Native to South America (Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Perú), V. amazonica is characterized by pads that are maroon/bronze when they first reach the water's surface to bronze/green as they age, with rims just slightly upturned in young plants and low rims in mature adults. Buds are squat with numerous thorns on the dark maroon sepals. Flowers are white the first night with rounded petals. They are variable the second night, both plant to plant and depending on weather conditions, from medium pink to dark red and maroon.
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