- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.