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Giant Water Lily “Boat” in Wangcheng District

Updated: 2019-08-12

The photo, taken on August 11, shows a 3-year-old child sits on a 1-meter-diameter Giant Water Lily leaf at a pastoral resort in Shutangshan Village, Tongguan Town, Wangcheng District, Changsha. (Photo/Fu Cong, Hunan Daily)

Giant Water Lily is the common name for Victoria amazonica, the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies. It is native to tropical South America. It has the largest leaves among the aquatic plants in the world, which can be more than 3 meters in diameter, and can bear a maximum weight of 60 or 70 kilograms. The resort has more than 50 giant water lilies for visitors to enjoy and experience.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn