In the land of superlatives that the Amazon rainforest is, just about everything comes super-sized.

Whether we talk about Amazon rainforest trees (the giant Kapok tree is a good example), Amazon rainforest animals (capybara for instance, biggest rodent on Earth), or Amazon rainforest plants, there is always something that stands out above the crowd.

Ever heard about Vitória Régia or Victoria Amazónica?...It is the largest aquatic plant, the largest water lily in the whole wide world.

The giant Amazon lily has leaves over two meters in diameter that float on the water's surface on a submerged stalk - seven to eight meters in length...