|Nymphea 'Director G. T. Moore' in the Victoria House of the Meise Greenhouse Complex|
The Meise Botanical Gardens has a large greenhouse complex referred to as the "Plant Palace" which is divided in to distinct sections, each with its own micro climate tailored to the plants in it. The Victoria House is the most humid one of all and houses a number of the Water Lily Family, Nymphaeaceae which includes various Nymphaea (water lilies) and Victoria (Giant lilies), Lotus Family, Nelumbonaceae and other water plants.
|Nymphea 'Director G. T. Moore'|
One of the Nymphea that was in bloom was Nymphea 'Director G. T. Moore'. In the background you should also be able to see at least three other water plants.
As usual I will update the post when I find and verify additional information.
Future posts will include the following:
Genus Name: Nymphaea
Common names: Water lilies (English) ;
Kingdom: Plantae - Plants
Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae – Green plants
Infrakingdom: Streptophyta – Land plants
Division: Tracheophyta – Vascular plants
Subdivision: Spermatophytina – Spermatophytes (seed plants)
Infradivision: Angiospermae – Angiosperms (flowering plants)
Class: Magnoliopsida –
Superorder: Nymphaeanae –
Order: Nypmhaeales –
Family: Nymphaceae – Water lilies (English)
Genus: Nymphaea –
Species: Nymphaea 'Director G. T. Moore' –
- I am using the taxonomical classification system used by ITIS (Intergrated Taxonomic Information System). I have decided to use this system in order to avoid confusion as well as because it offers a comprehensive hierarchy from kingdom right through to subspecies whereas other sources only go as far as order or provide the names of some of the higher taxonomical ranks but only indicate "unclassified" rather than providing the rank.
- When and where possible I will endeavour to include alternatives classifications although I may limit this to occasions where an opportunity arises to discuss the reason for the different classifications.
- Taxonomical data used in this post was retrieved [June 15 2014], from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database, http://www.itis.gov.
- Royal Horticultural Society: Entry for Water lilies
- Official Website of the: Meise Botanical Gardens
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database: Entry for Nymphaea
- Wikipedia: Entry for Water Lilies
- Wikipedia: Entry for Nymphaeaceae
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