10 Plants Most Unique And World’s StrangestMay 5th, 2011 | By wownesia | Category: Flora&Fauna
Plant is one of the complement of human life. Plants help the absorption of water also provide oxygen for humans and animals. Some of them we used to plant in our backyard. But there are several species of plants that have special characteristics that strange, unusual is found, and some of them very rare.
Which occupies 10 Plants most unique And World’s Strangest is,
1. Welwitschia mirabilis: Plants with Extraordinary Endurance
The shape is not easy on the eyes, but this one plant is truly unique. Plant origin Namibia has only two leaves and a stem with roots. Two leaves will continue to grow bigger-like aliens. The trunk will grow instead of rising again.
These plants will grow until they reach 8 meters wide with a height of 2 meters. She was able to reach 400 to 1500 years and will not die even though there was no rain for 5 years. It feels very raw and stung both cooked, and therefore is named Onyanga, which means onion of the desert.
2. Dionaea muscipula: Venus the Fly Trap
Venus the Fly Trap is carnivorous plant, best known for its unique natural trap active and efficient. Two leaves attached to the plant is filled with ultra-sensitive hairs that detect the presence of anything from ants, flies or other insects. Once there is a touching his fur, the trap will work in less than a second
3. Rafflesia arnoldii: World’s Largest Flower
This plant is exotic, very rare, but they were less pretty, speckled, named Rafflesia Arnoldi one of 16 species of the genus Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world. 16 species are known to be found only in Indonesia (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java) and Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).
Rafflesia arnoldii, later incorporated into famili Euphorbiaceae, can be up to 1 meter in diameter with a weight reached 7-11 kg.
The flowers will bloom in just 3 days to a week. When the flower blooms it will remove the stench was terrible, so in Indonesia, this flower is called the corpse flower. The smell is typical of insect pollinators invited to come and it makes it to generations and only 10-20 percent of the seedlings that will be successful and in 9 months, with little lucky, will bloom again.
4. Desmodium gyrans: Dancing Plants
Darwin called it Hedysarum, modern botanists call it Desmodium Gyrans, or rather, Codariocalyx Motorius. People call it Dancing Grass or plants semaphore or plant telegraph, because its leaves are like a dance movement or like movement semaphore code. It includes an easy plant to grow and will “dance” when a lot of sunlight or in a dry state
5. Euphorbia obesa: Plants Baseball
Euphorbia Obesa, also dubbed Baseball plants, commonly grown in the Great Karoo, South Africa. The population is in danger as often hunts this plant by collectors without thinking of planting again. This makes some organizations within and outside the country react to protect. Although in their natural habitat is still threatened Euphorbia obesa, are now widely cultivated agriculture, so they also help ensure that the trading of the collector is not derived from nature.
6. Amorphophallus titanum: carrion flowers
This interest can be more than a high height of a grown man, and issued a stinging smell of rotten too. Named Titan Arum, in Indonesia, also dubbed as the “corpse flower” because it smelled. This flower is a rare phenomenon and breed thanks to the help of insect pollinators that come from the smell.
7. Baobab: The Tree Bottle
Baobab is the common name of a genus Adansonia of 8 species of tree, originally from Madagascar. Also known as bottle trees, not only because of its shape which is similar to the bottle, but this tree is also usually able to accommodate about 300 liters of water. No wonder the age of this tree can reach 500 years.
8. Cinnabari Dracaena: Dragon Blood Tree
Dragon Tree Dracaena Cinnabari or derived from the Socotra archipelago. Also called the Dragon Blood Tree and Socotra Dragon Tree. This tree is one of the strangest tree on the islands of Socotra, with a shape like an umbrella. First published by Isaac Bayley Balfour in 1882. If noted, these trees have become icons in Windows as the Network icon. Dragon blood taken from the color red sap, and can be used as drugs or food color dye.
9. Selaginella lepidophylla: Plants that Risen Back
Also called the Rose of Jericho, Selaginella Lepidophylla is a species of desert plants for its ability to survive even though preserved by drying. During dry weather in its habitat, its trunk will shrink into a small ball back and decompose when exposed to moist places. Originally grown in the Chihuahuan desert.
10. Mimosa púdica: the Princess Shame
This one is not weird here. Many are found in tropical areas and also in Central and South America. When touched or shaken the leaves will bud and will reopen in a few minutes. Like have a feeling .. all plants are suitable in 10 Plants most unique And World’s Strangest