Flowers are the most beautiful and amazing gifts from nature to us. In the whole world, there are more than 270000 types of flowers. Some of them only bloom in specific seasons or even after some period. It is not necessary that we should know about all of them. The flowers that are common to unreachable parts of the world also remain undiscovered.
Here Is The List Of 15 Rare & Most Beautiful Flowers In The World May Be Unknown To You.
15- Happy Alien
- Origin: Happy Aliens was discovered between 1831 and 1836, by Darwin. That’s why some people know about this flower by the name of Darwin’s slippers.
- Scientific Name: Calceolaria Uniflora
- Where to find: Found excessively in Tierra, Del Fuego, South America
- Description: Happy Aliens also called Chamber Meds. This fabulous flower might look like an Alien belongs to another planet, but it grows in cold climates profusion in South America close to Antarctica. This little flower prefers partial sun and cold temperature.
Due to the shallow root system, this flower favors sandy and stony soil. The flower is simply two shuffles tall. The blossoms appear in summer and are held above the rosette of oblong leaves on a tall slight 4 to 5-inch stem, giving it the impression of moving above the ground.While all Calceolaria Uniflora is yellow/orange with a white “tray” and dark dotting, some more closely look like an alien than others.
14- Parrot’s Beak
- Origin: Parrot’s Beak classified as extremely rare later in 1884. Discovered by Captain Cook on his famous journey to the South Seas
- Scientific Name: Lotus berthelotii
- Where to find: Found rarely in United States, Canary Islands
- Description: Parrot’s Beak “Clianthus Puniceus” is the rarest flower in the world. This plant is an easy-to-grow lasting outback in the Legume family that develops 4 to 8 feet tall and wide. Grow it in a pot and bring it indoors each winter.
It propagates well in a sunny room, provided that the air is not too dry. It takes moreover full sun or half shade sun. It does best with noontime shade in warmer areas. It may also take Shades of Orange, Yellow and Red. Most of the Lotus varieties blooms best in spring and summer or fall as cold nighttime temperature.
There are seized to be no natural stands of this plant left in the uninhabited region. The white form is rarely available in the United States.
- Origin: Koki’o plant discovered in 1860
- Scientific Name: Kokai cookei
- Where to find: Existed in the lowlands of Western Molokaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands
- Description: Koki’o “Kokai Cookie” is another rarest plant in the world which comes from a tree in Hawaii. This plant also is believed to be no longer exists in the uninhabited region. When it was first discovered in the 1860s, only three rare plants were found in the wild.
But all that three were died in 1978 by fire. One of the branches of the plant was saved luckily in a last-conduit effort to save the plant from destruction. That saved cuttings were grafted then onto its fellow species, Kokia dryanarioides and Kokia kauaiensis.
The tree grows to 10-11 meters high and has hundreds of sunny, red flowers that developed trees produce yearly. The grafting was successful, and this is how it survives today, unable to yield feasible seeds.
12- Kadupul Flower
- Origin: Kadupul flower also called the queen of the night. They are from the species of cactus and the most sophisticated kind of species
- Scientific Name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum
- Where to find: Found from Mexico to Venezuela, Brazil, Texas or California, Sri Lanka
- Description: Kadupul “Epiphyllum oxypetalum” is an awesome and rare flower with yellow-white color which grows naturally in Sri Lanka where it is called Kadupul Mal and Flower from the Heaven. But in India it is called with another name which is Brahma kamalam.
These flowers only blossoms at night due to which they have also called Queen of the Night. This flower has a gorgeous history in Japan where its name can be decoded as “Beauty under the Moon.” Kadupul flower is one of the rarest and unusual flower or plant in the world that cannot ever be picked without affecting damage to it. It invents a peaceful and attractive fragrance.
But it has very short time to be alive after being picked, and it will only last for few hours. This flower cannot ever be bought neither made a shop for it. It start blooming between 10 -11 pm and continue blooming for just two hours, after that it starts disappearing and weaken entirely before beginning of the day.
11- Ghost Orchid
- Origin: Ghost Orchid, first discovered in 1844, by Jean Jules a Belgian plant collector. Ghost Orchid also called “epiphyte” means (grow when attached)
- Scientific Name: Epipogium aphyllum or Dendrophylax lindenii
- Where to Find: Can be found muddy forests of Florida and Cuba.
- Description: Ghost Orchid are the rarest flower to find because it is near-impossible to broadcast. It is harder to cultivate this plant outside the natural environments. Ghost orchids are always used to grow at wetland surroundings, which we can call moist and wet situations.
They can be considered as endangered species of orchids due to which they are not permitted to be removed from their natural environment. They can grow only when attached to another plant which will then called a host tree. And over the host tree their green, white and gray roots are harder to identify. They don’t have leaves and only can blossom during the months of April to August, just for three weeks.
These flowers can be identified by their smell while blooming, and they produce a soap-like smell. Ghost Orchid resembles a white frog flying in the air or sometimes it’s kind of interesting to look like a ghost flying in the air. Why concerning to the appearance of flower? It has three white petals and three sepals as well having strengthening network of roots.
This plant can yield only one flower at a time but in profoundly rare cases they can also produce more than ten flowers, can grow to a size of 4-5 inches and lasts nearly 10-14 days.
10- Passion Flower
- Origin: Passion Flower was discovered in Peru, by Spanish explorers, in 1569. They belong to the family of Passifloraceae and contain more than 500 species.
- Scientific Name: Passiflora incarnata L., Passiflora alata, occasionally P. lutea L.
- Where to Find: Grow in the United States, succeed in U.S. department of agriculture
- Description: Passion flower “Passiflora incarnata” is on of the rarest and unusual flowers of the world. Passiflora alata yields rare flower of crimson colors. Passiflora incarnata are the most beautiful, colorful and full of fragrance flowers, they attract bees, birds and butterflies.
Their leaves are in the shape of an oval, or you could say it rectangular shaped. They have the leaves about 10 cm to 15 cm long and 1 cm to 10 cm widespread.
If the flower is more scented than it must be 7 cm to 10 cm wide having red curved tepals with the noticeable edged crown in the stripes of purple color giving the appearance of white. These flowers need full sun coverage and typically blossoms in the late summer before the fall season.
9- Teasel Banksia
- Origin: Teasel Banksia was first discovered in January 1802 by Robert Brown, from Lucky Bay on the south coast of Western Australia. They belong to the family of Proteaceae and contain species named Pulchella.
- Scientific Name: Banksia pulchella
- Where to Find: It occurs on the south coast of Western Australia from Fitzgerald River National Park east to Israelite Bay
- Description: Teasel Banksia are listed as rarest flowers having small and spreading shrubs with less than or about 1-meter length. A broad white sand with sufficient sunlight is needed by them to grow. These flowers or plants have narrow linear leaves with 12 to 15 mm length.
Look wise their color is golden/yellow with brownish colored flowers, when fully opened looks like a hooked style flowers with rolled margins. Teasel Banksia flowers are the food source for honey eaters due to their long flowering period with supreme during summer and winter.
Many of the species appreciate Teasel Banksia for its nectar supply because they produce nectar in the season when other nectar producing plants are less or no active.
8- Corpse Flower
- Origin: Corpse Flower, discovered in Java between 1791 and 1794, by Louis Deschamps. They belong to the family of Rafflesiaceae and contains nearly 28 species.
- Scientific Name: Rafflesia arnoldii R.Br.
- Where to Find: This charming flower is found mainly in low deceitful hot rain forests of Indonesia
- Description: This Asian plant is another one of the largest and rarest known individual flower in the world. It can survive dependently on a specific vine known as Tetrastigma vine.
It requires vine for the nutrition and because it has no roots, no leaves, no body, no stems and most of the time lives unobserved inside the woody stems and roots of its host. It releases a strong awful flesh smell while blooming, which attracts flies and carrion-beetles to get pollinated. Rafflesia arnoldii only becomes visible when its desirable blossoms begin through the wail of its host and improve into the huge, plump flowers.
Refflesia plants can grow 1 meter in diameter, and their surface is reddish-brown with white acnes. The flower may be either male or female and contains five portions implanted in a cup-like structure. In the center of the cup is a column with a disk.
7- Dancing Girls Impatiens
- Origin: Dancing Girls Impatiens, discovered by Hoodia Gordonii and painted by Robert Jacob Gordon.
- Scientific Name: Impatiens bequaertii
- Where to Find: This charming flower is an unusual species from the rain forests of East Africa.
- Description: “Impatiens bequaertii”, another one of the most beautiful and rarest flower in the world, commonly called Dancing Girls Impatiens. This incredible flower looks like a little girl wearing a skirt with opened white arms.
These white or light pink blooms continuously appear in a year, and the greenery around this flower is gorgeous too. Length wise, this plant raises only about a foot and blossoms hardly ½ long. Impatiens bequaertii is a persistent species which streams and increases to nearly 8 inches long in every direction, retreating anywhere it touches the soil.
Mostly, their blossoms are white but rarely little pink with two yellow like buttons on their petals. The underside of the flower is red like wine, looks like the branches of it, and the olive green heart-shaped leaves are on the top.
This impatiens plant grows under a climate getting rarely below the 45 degrees, possibly can handle down to nearly 35 degrees, but I don't think it can survive in cold. It propagates healthy indoors in a small pot. Like most of the Impatiens, it favors cleaned light and wet environment, as well as well-draining soil.
6- Jade Vine
- Origin: In 1854, the Jade Vine was first perceived by the westerner’s botanists, members of the “US Wilkes Exploring Expedition.” While exploring the dipterocarp forest of Mount Makiling on Luzon, which is the most largest and northern island of the Philippines, they come across vine. This plant belongs to the family of pea and bean.
- Scientific Name: Strongylodon macrobotrys
- Where to Find: This one of the beautiful flowers or plants can only be seen in the rain forests of Philippines.
- Description: Jade Vine is a rare and unusual flower which displays a fabulous look! We saw this plant in its beauty, growing on Bowers and floorboard houses in the south, with offensive greenish-blue color blossoms visually hanging in midair.
This strong rambler produces large chains of greenish-blue or sky-blue color flowers, terminated a foot in length, and it usually blooms from late spring over early summer. This Philippine instinctive needs room to develop.
Before begins to blooming, its vining stem needs to reach ¾” in diameter. Claw shaped flowers of Jade Vine could grow up to 3 meters long. The color of this beautiful flower varies from blue to light green. At night, Jade Vine shows shining or glowing quality because sometimes it is pollinated by clubs, due to which it makes an outstanding view.
The natural pollinators and continuously changing atmosphere situations makes Jade Vine as an infrequent flower.
5- Franklin tree
- Origin: In 1765, the Franklin tree was discovered by botanists John and William Bartram, in the wild along Georgia's Altamaha River. This plant belongs to the family of Theaceae.
- Scientific Name: Franklinia alatamaha
- Where to Find: This tree is instinctive to the Altamaha River valley in Georgia, also found in native range along the southeastern United States.
- Description: The Franklin tree also called lost camellia “Franklinia Altamaha” is a rarest and curiously beautiful tree in the world. This plant is described as a beautiful shrub with the largest and more fragrant flowers, by William Bartram.
The Franklinia is a small broadleaved tree which has extended dark green leaves growing from 15 to 20 feet in height and 10 to 15 feet wide, and it changes the color of its dark green leaves into red, orange, or pink in the fall. The most striking feature of this tree is that it shows 2 to 3-inch snow white flowers, with clusters of golden yellow stamens in the centers.
Their bloom time starts from July to August and leftovers the late summer awaiting hoarfrost. Meanwhile, Franklinia had such a small natural distribution, it should come as no disclosure that it can be particular in the garden.
Frankline Tree grows best in full sun to part shade or sun of morning, and more ideal is the shade from the hot afternoon sun, and lightly wet environment, also needs well-drained, acidic soil that has good organic substance to comfort the environment.
4- Huernia oculata
- Origin: Huernia oculata was discovered by Candice Suter, in 1810. This plant belongs to the family of Apocynaceae.
- Scientific Name: Huernia oculata Hook.f.
- Where to Find: Found rarely in Eastern and Southern Africa.
- Description: Huernia Oculata is another one of the most beautiful and rarest flowers in the world. This flower produces small moist stems that can be used to spread the plant. It has the most beautiful and unique flowers to show off.
The flower looks like a blackish purple velvety corners with a pure white center having light purple dots on it, in the center of dots, there is another light purple flower, more similar to look like an eye. It is a solid mouthwatering plant, of small size and low fluorescence, willingly balancing to form low-growing clusters 10 or may be more cm in diameter up to 7 cm high.
Stems are Determined, slight, glabrous, rigid or fairly spreading, oblique, strongly ragged, are more rarely 4 to 10 cm long and nearly 8 mm in diameter. These flowers blossom freely in late summer and early autumn.
3- Bird of Paradise
- Origin: In 1772-73, the bird-of-paradise was discovered by Scottish botanist Francis Masson, who worked for the Royal Gardens at Kew. This plant belongs to the family of Strelitziaceae.
- Scientific Name: Strelitzia reginae
- Where to Find: Found rarely in subtropical seaside groves of South Africa, between KwaZulu-Natal Province in the south-central Eastern and the southeast Cape Province.
- Description: The bird-of-paradise also known as crane flower is one of the most beautiful and colorful flowers of the world and listed in rarest flowers. This flower resembles one of the brightly colored bird in flying mood, looks like a bird’s crowning and head plumage.
Also resembles small banana leaves joined to stem with a stalk. These leaves are settled strictly in two ranks to shape a fan-like crown of evergreen, dense, waxy and glossy green for making it more ornament plant in the world. The leaf blades of this plant are 6 inches widespread and 18 inches high. The plant grows almost 6.6 ft tall with large, strong leaves with the size of 25 cm to 70 cm by length and 10 cm to 30 cm widespread.
The flower on this plant is the most beautiful, rare and unusual part of the crane flower. It shows a series of highly shaded bracts, or adjusted leaves, and these leaves are molded into green, red, and purplish canoe-like erections. Depending upon the age and size of the Birds of Paradise plant, these bracts contrasts between 4-8 inches long.
Every Birds-of-Paradise flower contains three vertical orange sepals and three highly brighten blue petals. In a structure resembling an arrowhead, two of the petals are combined with the third leaf to form a nectary at the immoral of the flower. The crane flowers usually blossoms during September through May.
2- Titan Arum (Corpse Flower)
- Origin: In 1878, the Titan Arum (Corpse Flower) was first discovered in Sumatra by an Italian botanist. This plant belongs to the family of Araceae.
- Scientific Name: Amorphophallus titanum
- Where to Find: Can rarely be found in Huntington Botanical Garden, California. But the unique species is famous to occur in the rainforest and open grasslands of Sumatra.
- Description: “Amorphophallus titanium” famously known as corpse flower due to its different cruel smell, is also listed as the rarest, largest, more smelliest and useless flower of the world. Some botanist has described the smell of this flower as the perfume of death. Corpse flower grows up to 6 feet long with the diameter of more than 3 feet, while in the blooming season.
This flower is one of the most beautiful and rare flowers in the world. This flower is different in nature from other regular flowers, generally blooms once in a year or even bloom numerously in a year, it normally takes 30 to 40 years of returning to its blooming season. Visually, its outer color is light green with cream on the outside, but dark red shaded from the inner side, shaped like an upturned bell, having ribbed sides and frilled edge.
When corpse flowers are ready for pollination, spandex becomes heats up and releases a nauseating smell, and that is too bad due to which Indonesians call this flower by name “Corpse Flower”.
1- Cape Sundew
- Origin: Cape Sundew was first discovered by the scientist in Drosera species. This plant belongs to the omnivorous species of perennial sundew.
- Scientific Name: Drosera capensis
- Where to Find: In today’s world, there are about 125 species of “Cape Sundew” that can be found native to the Cape in South African regions.
- Description: Cape Sundew is another one of the rarest flower discussed in our article. It distinct itself from other rare exotic flowers due to its self-pollinated nature. This flower yields a gluey material to trap the insects or beetles.
This plant usually has five colored petals; it needs sunlight for blooming completely. The most interesting story about this flower is that it can remove nutrients from the insects and setups that in its organs.
Nature is on top among all the beautiful things in the whole world. As beauty is my weakness, I always get attracted to see the amazing and soft looked things like flowers since my childhood, and with the passage of time I get more passionate in exploring this natural stuff.
So I have decided to research about the rarest flowers around the world and found it kind of interesting. I hope that you have enjoyed this beautiful journey a lot while going through this article and knowing about different flowers and plants.
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