The most rare plants on the planet

The most rare plants on the planet

Strange and unusual plants exist in all points of the globe. But most of all them, of course, in tropics where the climate well influences emergence of unusual life forms.


1. In Namibia there is a plant under the name Velvichiya. It looks and lives very unusually. The term of her life - from 1.5 to 400 thousand years, and all this time on the Earth's surface this plant is presented only by two huge leaves growing during all life. Sometimes length of leaves reaches 8 meters. The main source of moisture for this exotic plant is fog, it grows only where there are fogs. Up to 5 years the velvichiya can exist without rains, at the expense of only atmospheric moisture. Locals bake sprouts of a plant in a fire and eat.

2. The climate of northern latitudes does not allow the nature to experiment with plants and therefore inhabitants of tropics sometimes strike with the sizes. On the coast of the Mediterranean, for example, Drakunkulyus often meets - his flower happens to a half a meter in the diameter. The bulb which on spring leaves a fast-growing pedicel to meter in height is very big too. On a stalk couple of carved leaves in a form reminding cervine horns are located. Then there is a huge bud growing day by day, but at the time of opening it can disappoint judges of fine. Drakunkulyus bugs-mertvoyedy pollinate, and he attracts them with a smell of rotten meat. Therefore often the plant lands not before windows and not in a recreation area, and at some distance - thus it is possible to admire its magnificence, without suffering from aroma. This flower grows in Crete, in Greece, in Turkey and in the Balkans. In the homeland is not popular and it is considered a weed. The thermophilic plant, loves solar places, but frosts up to-5 can transfer without harm.

3. Eucalyptuses in the majority grow in Australia, being food for koalas. But besides at everything the known eucalyptus on the Philippine island of Mindanao the iridescent eucalyptus which was delivered then to the Southern Florida grew. The cool climate not too well suited the inhabitant of tropics, and up to 70 meters as on the homeland, he does not grow up, but his bark is still painted in all colors of the rainbow. The tree updates bark and leaves during the whole year, and young bark has bright green color. Growing old and darkening, it accepts shades of violet, blue, burgundy, orange colors. Alternating on a trunk, layers of multi-colored bark remind the artist's palette. Its photos quite often take for creations of artists. The plant is grown up in the decorative purposes, though there is a lot of useful qualities at this tree. Wreckers do not damage these trees, and they are almost not ill, and wood of an eucalyptus has uniform quite usual color, despite of a motley wrapper.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team