Plant is one of the supplementary human life. Helps the absorption of water plants also provide oxygen for humans and animals. Some of them we usually planted in our yard. But there are several species of plants that have special characteristics that strange, unusual is found, and some of them very rare.
1. Welwitschia mirabilis: Plants with Extraordinary Endurance
look so bad shape, but this one plant that is truly unique. Plant origin Namibia has only two leaves and a stem with roots. Two leaves will continue to grow like an alien. The stems will grow instead of rising again.
These plants will grow until it reaches 8 meters wide with a height of 2 meters. His age could reach 400 to 1500 years old and will not die even though there was no rain for 5 years. It was so stung either raw or cooked, and therefore named Onyanga, which means onion of the desert.
2. Dionaea muscipula: Venus the Fly Trap
The Venus Fly Trap This carnivorous plant is best known for its unique natural trap active and efficient. Two leaves attached to the plant is filled with feathers ultra sensitive to detect the presence of any of the ants, flies or other insects. Once there was a touching his fur, the trap will work in less than a second. (link)
3. Rafflesia arnoldii: World's Largest Flower
These exotic plants, very rare, but they were not pretty, freckled, called Rafflesia arnoldi one of 16 species of the genus Rafflesia, the world's largest flower. 16 species are known to be found only in Indonesia (Sumatra, Kalimantan, Java) and Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak).
Rafflesia arnoldii, later incorporated into familiEuphorbiaceae, be up to 1 meter in diameter, weighing 7-11 kg achieved.
The flowers will bloom in just 3 days to a week. When these flowers bloom will issue a very bad smell in Indonesia sting until this flower called carrion flower. The smell is typical of insect pollinators invited to come and allowed him to generations, and only 10-20 percent of the seedlings that will be successful and in 9 months, with little lucky, will blossom again. (link)
4. Desmodium gyrans: Plants of Dancing
Darwin called it Hedysarum, modern botanists call Desmodium Gyrans, or rather, Codariocalyx Motorius. People call it Dancing Runmput or telegraph or plant crops Semaphores, because the movement is like dancing leaves, or like movement semaphore code. These plants include the easy to grow and will "dance" at the time much sun or dry. How dance, look at the video below: (link)
5. Euphorbia obesa: Plants Baseball
Euphorbia Obesa, also known as Baseball plants, usually grown in the Great Karoo, South Africa. Population is in danger as these plants are often pursued by collectors without thinking of planting again. This makes some organizations within and outside the country to react to protect. Although the natural habitat Euphorbia obesa is still threatened, are now widely membudidayakannya agriculture, so they also help ensure that collectors traded rather than from nature. (link)
6. Amorphophallus titanum: Flowers Dead
This high interest rate could be higher for more than a grown man, and issued a stinging smell of rotten too. Called Titan Arum, in Indonesia, also known as the "corpse flower" because the smell was. This flower is a rare phenomenon and breed with the help of insect pollinators that come because of the smell. (Link 1 | Link 2)
7. Baobab: The Tree Bottle
Baobab is the common name of a genus Adansonia of 8 species of trees, 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 approximately 300 liters of water. No wonder the age of this tree can reach 500 years. (Link)
8. Cinnabari Dracaena: Dragon Blood Tree
Cinnabari Dracaena or dragon tree from Socotra archipelago. Also called the Dragon Blood Tree and Socotra Dragon Tree. This tree is one of the strangest trees on the islands of Socotra, with a shape like an umbrella. First published by Isaac Bayley Balfour in 1882. If observed, this tree has become the icon in the Windows Network icon. Dragon's blood is taken from the color red sap, and can be used as drugs or dip dye. (Link 1 | Link 2)
9. Selaginella lepidophylla: Plants of the risen Back
Also known as the Rose of Jericho, Selaginella Lepidophylla a desert plant species because of its ability to survive even though preserved by drying. During dry weather in the habitat originally stems will shrink into a small ball and falling back when exposed to moisture. Originally grown in the Chihuahuan desert. (link)
10. Mimosa pudica: the embarrassed daughter
This one is not weird in here. Many found in the tropics and also in Central and South America. When touched or shaken the leaves will furl and would reopen in a few minutes. Like a feeling ... (link)