Rarest flowers in the world

A selection of photos of flowers the most endangered species.

Jade vine

His fame jade vine gained thanks to its spectacular blue-green colors unguiculate. flower pollination "producing" bats who love to drink its nectar. Due to climate change and a systematic felling of the natural habitat of rare colors - jade vine endangered.

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Gibraltar Silene

This Silene grows only on the high cliffs of Gibraltar, and has long been considered completely extinct. But in 1994, a copy of the plant was accidentally discovered climber. Now the seeds of this plant are in the seed bank of the Millennium, and the very campion grown in Gibraltar Botanical Garden and London's Royal Botanic Gardens.

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beak parrot

A very rare plant, the flower, as two drops of water like a parrot's beak, and thus got its name. Many consider it disappeared, although there are some enthusiasts who think differently. Homeland of the plant - the Canary Islands. Only their pollinators were sunbirds, which has long since disappeared.

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Chocolate cosmos

Birthplace of the flower - Mexico, now 100 years old, he was considered extinct from the wild. Nowadays, you can find just the barren appearance of this plant, which was launched in 1902. Its flowers are 3-4 cm in diameter, and in summer the smell of vanilla.

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Kokio

Kokio - one of the rarest species of flowers that bloom at a certain form of Hawaiian tree. These trees were discovered in 1860 and already in 1950 they were found disappeared. However, 20 years later it was found one tree of this species, which, unfortunately, died in the disaster - fires in 1978. However, one of the branches of the tree was saved, and even instill other Hawaiian trees.

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Flower kadupul

This flower is considered to be very rare due to the fact that it rarely blooms, although it is quite easy to grow. It grows on the islands of Sri Lanka and blooms only at midnight and immediately after flowering dies. There is a belief that when the flower blooms, Nagi (semi-mythical characters) descend from heaven to earth to give this flower to the Buddha.

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Ghost Orchid

Ghost Orchid is a very interesting and rare plant. For 20 years, it was thought to be extinct, but recently reappeared. Due to its rare nature of their natural reproduction is considered to be almost impossible. Eat ghost orchid does not like all plants, t. E. Not by the process of photosynthesis, because they have no leaves. Nourish the roots of the plant a special kind of mushroom, which is attached to the roots.

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Yellow and purple lady's shoes

Widespread throughout Europe earlier form of this flower at the moment is a rare species of orchids. In 1917 it was found on the golf course a few copies in the UK. They are very expensive and the price for one of its process up to 5000 dollars. The initial development of the slipper orchids like the development ghost: first sprout, sprouting through the seed needs special fungus, with which it feeds. It was only after some time plants begin to grow their own leaves.

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Utan Gargano Peninsula neighborhood

Unique discovery and opening of the Chinese farmer. This happened when he was cleaning the steel pipes. Utan floor - flower which needs no soil and grows on any hard surface. For a long time there was an opinion that it grows only in Buddhist temples on the gold-plated statues of Buddha.

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Corpse flower

The smell of this flower is so disgusting, and how rare this kind of Sumatran flower. The height of the flowers of this plant reaches up to 2 meters. This is a very vulnerable flower, its growth depends entirely on the particular vines, which feeds the plant. Pollinators of this plant are flies and beetles, attracted by the smell of rotting flesh.

Rarest flowers in the world