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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden

Flora


 
ORNAMENTAL PLANTS
Trochetia boutoniana
Trochetia boutoniana is an endemic shrub to Mauritius.The flowers are bell-shaped and red in colour. It is also known as the National flower of Mauritius.
 
 
Brownea grandiceps
Brownea grandiceps which is a native from Tropical America is also known as the Rose de Venezuela.
It is a small tree which bears flowers hanging beneath the foliage.
 
 
Climber
Petrea volubis
Petrea volubis is native to Central America and is commonly known as the Sand piper vine.
It comes in two colours wherby the flowers are white and purple.
 
 
Aquatic plants
Victoria amazonica
Victoria amazonica is native to the Amazon River. It is also known as the giant water lilly.
Its leaves are large and they float on the water surface. The flowers are white on the first day they are open and turn pink the second night.

Nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbo nucifera which is also known as the sacred lotus forms part of the Nelumbonaceae family.
It is an aquatic perennial native to India.
The flowers are pink or white and can be seen on thick stems above the surface of water.
 
 
Nymphea sp
 
 
This beautiful water lily can be seen in different colors. The leaves are roundish and float on the water surface, some of the leaves are also submerged partially. The flowers float on the water surface and they have a nice fragrance.