Dec 13, 2011

5 World's rarest flowers

5 World's rarest flowers - Weird News - This is a list of the world's rarest flowers 5 versions of several popular science magazines. 

1. The Naked Coral Tree - Erythrina coralloides 
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Erythrina coralloides also known as Coral Tree Fire, this is the kind of flowering tree in the pea family Fabaceae, can be found ranging from the U.S. state of Arizona to Oaxaca in Mexico.These plants have a hard red petals, looks like a coral / reef, where usually grow in the desert. 

2. Enter the dragon - Darcunculus vulgaris
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Looks like something from a science fiction movie, 'Darcunculus Vulgaris', also known as the Dragon Arum, Voodoo Lily or Lily Snake. Originally found in Greece and in the south western part of Anatolia. Recently introduced also to America, can be found in Oregon, California and Tennessee. This species has a large purple hood and handle. Has a very unpleasant odor at least for humans. Flies pollinate these plants as trap them with light inflorescence night and in the morning full of flying insects with pollen.

3. Rafflesia
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Flower Rafflesia is a parasite that was discovered by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1818 during an expedition through the rainforests of Indonesia. Part of the plant is visible in addition to the stem vine flower. Flowers have five petals of the big round and can grow to more than 100 centimeters. Rafflesias smell like rotting flesh, this is a tactic to attract insects such as flies or carrion beetles for pollination purposes.

4. Strange fruit - Barringtonia asiatica
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Barringtonia asiatica, also known as Sea Poison Tree comes from the Indian Ocean. Sharp edges that resemble petals resemble something you usually find on a lava lamp. Middle size tree that grows from the flower petals produce an almost box-shaped fruit.

5. Furry but strange - Stapelia grandiflora 
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If you throw the plants because they are not furry and fun to watch then you will find half of these criteria in Stapelia grandiflora originating from South Africa. Disebuat as well as Zulu and Giant Carrion Flower, this plant has a fluffy appearance that serves to attract insects to pollinate them.

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