02 October 2010


I took these photos in February 09 and forgot about it until recently when I attended a course and was reminded of this amazing aquatic plant Giant Waterlily from the Nymphaeaceae Family which includes the numerous waterlilies.

Although the specimen is not as beautiful and did not reach the leaf span as the one in the last photo taken from the web, it is still impressive. It was said that this plant can take weights up to about 40 kg on its leaves.

To prevent itself from being eaten by aquatic fauna like terrapins, the plant creates an armour of thorns and spines on its leaves and flowers. For more information on this plant, check out the link below: