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Giant water lily species discovered in British herbarium


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The largest waterlily species in the world has been discovered after a case of mistaken identity that saw it hide in plain sight for 177 years.

A team of scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London revealed the finding in a new study, with the species of the aquatic plant named as new to science.

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With leaves that can grow up to 10 feet wide and carry the distributed weight of a full-grown man, it may seem like a hard plant to overlook. But due to a lack of existing research on giant waterlilies, it took the team years of investigation to establish that a previously unidentified species had been living in Kew's herbarium all along.

The plant has been named Victoria boliviana in honor of the research team’s Bolivian partners and after one of the South American homes of the giant waterlily.

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“Perhaps we can use the most giant and charismatic plants to highlight the fact that there are many plant species out there still not known to science and not understood.”

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Source - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/scientists-discover-new-giant-waterlily-was-hiding-plain-sight-177-yea-rcna36533

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badfaith

They look like Chromatica oreos :billie:

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dubstep111
1 minute ago, badfaith said:

They look like Chromatica oreos :billie:

Omg they do 😆 

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catsounds

They give me that 'if i fits i sits' cat instinct, i just wanna lounge in one :enigma:

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HotLikeMexico
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these remind me of that one level in majora’s mask and it’s triggering

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River
1 hour ago, HotLikeMexico said:

these remind me of that one level in majora’s mask and it’s triggering

why u remind me:fatcat:

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"There could be 99 toilets in a house, and it's my house" - River, 2021
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Nao tem

It took me some time to realize that it's a botanical garden, so they don't need to be afraid of anything that lives underneath these lilies

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Debithius
10 hours ago, badfaith said:

They look like Chromatica oreos :billie:

Promo is promo

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Helxig

Makes me think of a magical fictional world where people live near a big pond with these and lie on them during the day under the sun. How lovely. Could be a Miyazaki movie 

I'll be myself until they fūcking close the coffin.
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badfaith
41 minutes ago, Helxig said:

Could be a Miyazaki movie 

This! Literally looks like it's taken out of a Miyazaki film

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Why am I on GGD
12 hours ago, HotLikeMexico said:

these remind me of that one level in majora’s mask and it’s triggering

10 hours ago, River said:

why u remind me:fatcat:

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This is creeping me the **** out. I've never played MM, but I'm watching a steamer play it and she passed the part in that gif 5 minutes before I opened this thread :wtfga:

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Suuus

Am i the only one who wants to try to sit on one of these

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FfFfFfFF

Also on the topic of species new to science

 

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tell me
On 7/5/2022 at 7:26 PM, Suuus said:

Am i the only one who wants to try to sit on one of these

No

 

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