- 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.
- 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.
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.
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”.
- 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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