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PECULIAR AND UNIQUE PLANTS

Added on: 12th Oct 2016

 

MOTH ORCHID

Moth orchid

First discovered on a small island off the east coast of 

New Guinea in 1653, the moth orchid has a uniform

structure that makes the identification easy. Nowadays,

this orchid species is usually found in the eastern

to south eastern regions of Asia.

 

 

DARWIN’S SLIPPER

Darwin┬┤s slipper

Scientifically known as Calceolaria Uniflora, the Darwin’s

slipper is a perennial plant of the genus Calceolaria, known

as the slipperworts. Originated from Tierra del Fuego in the

southern part of South America, it is a mountain plant

which grows only 10cm (4in) tall. The flowers are a

compound of yellow, white and brownish red.

 

 

NEPENTHES RAJAH

Nepenthes rajah

Endemic to certain parts of Borneo, Nepenthes rajah is

an insectivorous pitcher plant of the Nepenthaceae family.

It grows exclusively on serpentine substrates, particularly

in areas of seeping ground water where the soil is loose

and permanently moist. Due to its very confined and

localized distribution, the plant is classified as an 

endangered species.

 

 

JADE VINE

Jade vine

Also known as the emerald vine, the jade vine is a species

of leguminous perennial woody vine native of the

tropical forests of the Philippines. A close relative to

regular beans, the plant has very long stems that

can reach up to 18metres (60ft) in length.

 

 

SKELETON FLOWER

Skeleton flower

One of the species in the Berberidaceae family, the

skeleton flower (scientifically known as Diphylleia grayi)

is a little herb notable for its white petals that turn

transparent with rain. When dry, they revert to white again.

 

 

FLYING DUCK ORCHID

Flying duck orchid

The flying duck orchid is a small orchid found in eastern

and southern Australia. This terrestrial plant features a

remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower

is an attractant to insects, such as male sawflies 

which pollinate the flower in a process known as

 pseudo copulation.

 

 

MAYPOP

Maypop

Commonly also called purple passionflower, wild apricot

or wild passion vine, maypop is a fast growing 

perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. A member

of the passionflower genus Passiflora, the maypop has

large, intricate flowers with prominent styles and stamens.

One of the hardiest species of passionflower, it is a

common wildflower in the southern US.

 

 

STARFISH FLOWER

Starfish flower

One of the so called carrion plants, the starfish flower is a

Bizarrely looking flowering plant that emits a repugnant

smell of dead flesh. Despite this characteristic, the

plant is very popular among gardeners and collectors

who value it for its unusual appearance and vivid colour.

 


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