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the lotus

the lotus
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Copyright: Nihal Usman (nihalusman) (55)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-19
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.9, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-30 20:21
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Points: 2
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Nelumba Nucifera
KINGDOM: plantae
ORDER: Proteales
Family: Nelumbonaceae
The roots of Nelumbo nucifera are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface. The flowers are usually found on thick stems rising several centimeters above the water. The plant normally grows up to a height of about 150 cm and a horizontal spread of up to 3 meters, but some unverified reports place the height as high as over 5 meters. The leaves may be as large as 60 cm in diameter, while the showy flowers can be up to 20 cm in diameter.

Researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability to regulate the temperature of its flowers to within a narrow range just as humans and other warmblooded animals .

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Hello Nihal,
am very pleased to see people your age so passionately close to nature
beautiful capture, colors, details and light perfect. Excellent picture. Regards, Paolo

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