The Rarest Flower in The World
The Rarest Flower in The World – Flowers are one of the most popular plants, with their beauty and fragrance. With so many enthusiasts of flowers it also resulted in the scarcity of several types of flowers.
When it comes to the animal kingdom, the word rare is definitely a disaster. How not, animals that are categorized as endangered usually have a low population, and are even threatened with extinction. But as it turns out, the word rare doesn’t sound too horror to associate it with plants.
Unlike animals, some plant species are very picky in choosing a place to live. The seven flowers below, for example, are categorized as rare not only because they are small in number, but also because they only grow in certain places. Reporting from worldatlas.com, here are the seven rarest flowers in the world. Sttt..one of them is in Indonesia, you know!
1. Middlemist Red
Originating from mainland China, Middlemist Red is the rarest flower in the world. Surprisingly, even though it comes from China, this flower does not exist in China but in England and Zealand. So, this Middlemist Red flower was first discovered by John Middlemist in 1804.
The inventor then took him to London to be developed. Unfortunately for some reason, China then eliminated these beautiful flowers, which ultimately made their existence very rare. Currently there are only two Middlemist Red specimens in the world, one in London and the other in New Zealand.
2. Jade Vine
While Middlemist Red is rare because it was deliberately eliminated, Jade Vine is rare because they only grow in the rainforests of the Philippines. This flower plant vines up to 13 meters long and grows as high as 3 meters. The flower itself is shaped like a claw with a turquoise color.
Sadly, the existence of Jade Vine is getting more and more cause for concern every year because the Philippine rainforest is increasingly deforested and makes the habitat of this flower even more threatened.
3. Ghost Orchid
Ghost Orchid or Ghost Orchid is another rare flower whose existence is very difficult to find. You can actually find the Ghost Orchid Habitat in three countries, namely Cuba, Florida and the Bahamas. Unfortunately, this flower is very difficult to develop.
They have no leaves, are not dependent on photosynthesis for their own food, and live dependent on other plants. In Cuba, the Ghost Orchid only grows on evergreen trees that are in the forest.
In addition, they can only grow in places with high temperature and humidity. This flower only blooms between June and August, and it only blooms for three weeks. Interestingly, every time it blooms, the Ghost Orchid will emit a fragrant aroma like soap.
4. Corpse flowers
You must be familiar with this one flower. Just like Jade Vine which only grows in one place, corpse flower also only grows in lowland rain forest in Sumatra, Indonesia.
It is called the corpse flower because this flower will smell bad when it blooms. With a strong aroma, the corpse flower will attract flies and beetles for pollination.
The corpse flower can grow to 6 feet tall with a green exterior, and a red inner flower. What makes it even rarer is that this flower only blooms for one week every 30 or 40 years.
5. Yellow and Purple Lady Slippers
In the past, Yellow and Purple Lady Slippers could be found in various countries in Europe. Today, this flower which is shaped like a women’s shoe can only be found in London.
Not only are they picky in their choice of habitat, Yellow and Purple Lady Slippers are also very difficult to propagate and take years to grow and bloom. Due to these conditions, Yellow and Purple Lady Slippers are included in the list of plants protected by law in the city of London.
6. Chocolate Cosmos
Unlike the corpse flower scent that makes us cover our noses, the aroma of Chocolate Cosmos flowers will actually make you addicted. Yup, as the name implies, this flower will smell like chocolate when it blooms. The problem is only one, this flower is very rare.
In their natural habitat in Mexico, the Chocolate Cosmos flower has been extinct for nearly 100 years. Fortunately, experts managed to clone this plant and reproduce it in 1902.
7. Youtan Poluo
Of all the flowers on this list, the Youtan Poluo flower is the rarest. What makes these flowers so rare is not because their habitat is threatened with extinction, and not because they only grow in certain places, but because they only bloom once every 3,000 years.
Unlike other flowers, Youtan Poluo can grow anywhere, even on metal. They are also very small and white. But even though it is only 1 mm in size, the aroma of Youtan Poluo flowers is very fragrant when it blooms and can spread everywhere in a fairly far radius.