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 second part;
5. Parrot's Beak (Lotus berthelotii)
This flower is classified as a very rare species since 1884, and is believed to have become extinct in the wild, though some people believe it might still be alive. This plant comes from the Canary Islands. In 2008, the experiments have been conducted to see if the flowers named latin Lotus berthelotii can find new pollinators, but so far none of these experiments have been successful.
|Parrot's Beak (Lotus berthelotii). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
4. The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys)
Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys) grow the Philippines and has attractive colors, namely blue-green like the claw-shaped flowers (or like banana?). The flowers are pollinated by bats that hang upside down while drinking nectar. This flower is now increasingly rare, hardly seen in the wild and are believed to be threatened by deforestation in the Philippines.
|The Jade Vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
3. Gibraltar Campion (Silene tomentosa)
The flower with the scientific name Silene tomentosa only found in Gibraltar. Campion once thought to be extinct by the scientific community in 1992, when all traces of these plants disappeared.
|Gibraltar Campion (Silene tomentosa). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
Then in 1994, a single specimen was found by a climber on a high cliff in Gibraltar. This discovery immediately bred in the Millennium Seed Bank and now is now growing in the Almeda Gibraltar Botanic Gardens, as well as at the Royal Botanic Gardens, London.
2. Red Middlemist (Middlemist kamelia)
This plant is probably the rarest flowering plants in the world because there are only two samples in the world. One of them can be found in a park in New Zealand and the other located at a greenhouse in the UK. This plant was originally brought to the UK from China by John Middlemist in 1804.
|Red Middlemist (Middlemist kamelia). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHFJz)|
Unfortunately since then, the plants were extinct in China, but it grown in the UK now and remained breeding for years and recently its beautiful flowers began bloomed. It has a bright pink colored flower and looks almost like a rose.
1. The Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum)
The Corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is an Indonesian typical flower. Its height can reach 180 cm and diameter of 90 cm. The Corpse flower has a unique shape as if from prehistoric era.
|The Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum). (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dHGdh)|
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