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World's largest waterlily discovered

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-07-05 18:25

Researchers at London's Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, have discovered the world's largest waterlily.

The plant, which has been at Kew for 177 years, has been revealed as a species new to science, and breaks the record for the largest in the world, with leaves as large as three meters across, in the wild.

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