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Centrepiece of the Victoria House at La Mortella
06-APR-2004

Centrepiece of the Victoria House at La Mortella

Ischia

This pool in the Victoria House is home to a particularly fine specimen of victoria amazonica
- the undisputed queen of waterlilies, whose leaves can reach an enormous six feet in diameter.

For a description of the plant's unusual reproductive behaviour, see..
.. http://www.lamortella.org/en/garden/valley-garden/victoria-house

Hanging in the foreground are two fabulous creepers - strongylodon macrobotrys, from the
Philippines, with its brilliant emerald green flower clusters... and thumbergia misoriensis,
the red and yellow ones.

Canon PowerShot G2
1/60s f/4.0 at 7.0mm full exif

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