Certainly to classify the top ten most rare flowers wasn’t easy especially since, according to scientists, more than 270,000 types of flowers exist (which doesn’t include 10 to 15% of the flowers have not been classified in various remote regions of the world). Of those that are rare, here are not only the top ten rarest flowers, but the ten most interesting and unquestionably stories. Here's the first part;
10. Koki'o (Kokai cookei)
Now we're to Hawaii. there is a unique flower that Koki'o or Kokai cookei. Discovered since 1860, this flower is difficult to be raised. So that no word has been extinct since 1950.
|Koki'o (Kokai cookei). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
Twenty years later there are reportedly Koki'o flowers are still grow, but again there was a fire in 1978 destroyed the population of Koki'o tree as high as 10-11 meters. Fortunately, ther's one could be saved and now spread to 23 separate places in Hawaii..
9. Kadupul Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
This flower is easily cultivated, but is rare for the sole reason that it blooms so rarely. They are found in Sri Lanka in the wild and have spiritual significance to Buddhists. When they do bloom, they bloom only at night and then mysteriously wither before dawn.
|Kadupul Flower (Epiphyllum oxypetalum). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFhw)|
The flowers are oddly scented and produce delicate, white flowers. The flower also has a rich history in Japan where its name can be translated as "Beauty under the Moon."
8. Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum/Dendrophylax lindenii)
Other species of rare orchids are Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum/Dendrophylax lindenii). These orchids were not leafy, meaning do not use the process of photosynthesis. For it requires a certain fungus to be absorbed by the roots to absorb its food.
|Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum/Dendrophylax lindenii). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHEzy)|
It can be found in the forests of Cuba, and other varieties also exist in Florida low growing near the soil surface, and the sudden appearance seemed to float in the trunk. Because that's called a ghost orchid. The flowers bloom between June to August.
7. Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus)
Mexican native flowers that have become extinct in the wild for more than 100 years. However, the species is to survive as a single clone were sterilized in 1902. The flowers are dark brown with a diameter of about 3-4 cm. As the name suggests, Chocolate Cosmos emit the scent of vanilla in the summer.
|Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
6. Yellow Lady Slippers (Cypripedium calceolus)
The name was nice is not it? The flower has scientific name Cypripedium Calceolus is a very rare species of orchids. Known, it grows in mainland Europe, but it is hard to find. There is one that is growing at a golf course in England.
|Yellow Lady Slippers (Cypripedium calceolus). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
So rare, so the area around the flower under police surveillance since 1917. The goal is that no one is taking and ... should not be any golf balls stray. A single stalk of flowers of this tree can be sold for US. $5000! (Jump to next part). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOP TENZ]
Note: This blog can be accessed via your smart phone