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Aquatic plants exhibition attracts visitors in Taipei

Updated: Sep 15,2014 12:32 PM     Xinhua

A little girl rests on a giant leaf of a Victoria during an aquatic plants exhibition at the Shuangxi Park in Taipei, Southeast China’s Taiwan, Sept 11, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua]

Victoria is a genus of waterlilies, in the plant family Nymphaeaceae, with very large green leaves that lie flat on the water’s surface.

A night heron rests on a giant leaf of a Victoria during an aquatic plants exhibition at the Shuangxi Park in Taipei, Southeast China’s Taiwan, Sept 11, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

The leaf of Victoria is able to support quite a large weight due to the plant’s structure, although the leaf itself is quite delicate.

Children paint giant leaves of Victoria during an aquatic plants exhibition at the Shuangxi Park in Taipei.[Photo/Xinhua]

A performer rests on a giant leaf of a Victoria. The leaf is able to carry the weight of an adult.[Photo/Xinhua]

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