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Discovering the Victoria Regia water lily, pt. I

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Published on Apr 4, 2013

Tatiana Holway, author of The Flower of Empire, discusses how explorer Robert Shomburgk and his crew discovered the Victoria Regia water lily in Guyana in 1837. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general...

Tatiana Holway is an independent scholar and academic consultant with a doctorate in Victorian literature and society. Author of several studies of Dickens and popular culture, she also serves on the advisory board for the Nineteenth-Century Collections Online archive.

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(1) Victoria amazonica. © Kit Knotts and Victoria-adventure.org. Used with permission.
(2) Victoria Regia : or, Illustrations of the Royal water-lily, in a series of figures chiefly made from specimens flowering at Syon and at Kew by Walter Fitch; with descriptions by Sir W.J. Hooker. 1851. Public domain.

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