Have you ever thought about a plant that can consume its prey? How about a flower that is 9 feet tall? Scientists have made some of the most amazing discoveries in the plant species which have some of the weirdest characteristics.
I recently come across some staggering information and images, on the world’s rarest flowers. I thought it would be a great idea to share with you guys. Most of us thought that flowers capable of being 9 feet tall only existed in childhood fairytales. However they are real but are endangered due to environmental changes.
The black bat flower is very beautiful and amazing. It is so very dark purple in color, so called black. Its bloom is over 12″ in diameter and it has got many “whiskers” which can grow to a length of 2 feet.
Rafflesia Arnoldii is a member of the genus Rafflesia. It is noted for producing the largest individual flower on earth, and a strong odor of decaying flesh – the latter point earning it the nickname of “corpse flower”. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest flower in the world came from the Rafflesia Arnoldii, which measured three feet in diameter, was 3/4 inch thick and weighed fifteen pounds.
Titan Arum is one of the largest flowers in the world. It is also called the Corpse flower like Rafflesia, because of the foul smell it emits. It is seen in Sumatra and has the world’s biggest inflorescence. Its flower head will come about 4-9 feet tall.
This flower is also known as Cape Sundew. It is a carnivorous species feeding on insects. It has got strap like leaves which grow to about 3.5 cm long and 0.5 cm wide. These straps are covered with brightly coloured tentacles used to catch prey. Its flower is 5-petalled and pink in color.
The Orchid does not have leaves. So it uses chlorophyll in its roots to prepare food. The flower has a ghostly white color hence the name Ghost orchid. The flower reaches upto 25 cm in diameter and has got a clean soapy smell.
From the species of tropical flesh-eating pitcher plant, the nepenthes tenax has been spotted in the Northern Queensland, Australia. The Nepenthes Tenax can grow a maximum height of 100 cm with vines exceeding to 25 cm high. Nepenthes Tenax is regarded as exceptional specie of pitcher flower since others can only grow at a maximum height of 15 cm.
It is a rare and beautiful flower. It is distinct with its blue-green petals and navy-purple center. Green jade flower looks something like a fuschia plant on an acid trip.
The Kadupul Flower begins blooming just before midnight and dies within a matter of hours. Because of its extremely short lifespan, even in its native Sri Lanka, the flower is rarely seen. The Kadupal Flower has been mythologized throughout history, and is referred to as the legendary flower of the Celestial Nagas. However, because of its ludicrously short lifespan the flower’s monetary value is pretty much nil.