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Nymphaea rubra(India Red water lily)

Nymphaea rubra(India Red water lily)
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Copyright: Ramkumar Chandrasekharan (rkc) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 16] (66)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-18
Categories: Water Plants
Exposure: f/3.1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 2:56
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Points: 0
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A type of water lily common in tropical Asia. Also found in Australia. It belongs to Nymphaea pubescens species. Nymphaea rubra is the reddish varient. The name comes from the hairy undersides of the leaves and stem which is not apparent while looking from above. Flower could be as big as 15 cm diameter. They are fully open during the night and close by noon. White flower in Nymphaea pubescens is the national flower of Bangladesh. This picture is shot in the morning from a pond close to Anangan Hills.

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