With such a huge variety of plants thriving in different parts of the world, it is surely not effortless to arrive at rarest flowers in the world. There are different flowers which took a shape of other animals. It looks amazing and incredible. Have a look at those flowers and its brief description.
1. Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
The most kissable plant known as Hooker’s Lips or Psychotria Elata. A tropical tree found in the rain forests of Central and South American countries like Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador. The plant has apparently evolved into its current shape to attract pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies.
2. Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)
Dancing Girl is also known as Impatiens Bequaertii and is a rare species from the rain forests of east Africa. The blooms are mostly white but occasionally soft-pink, and have 2 yellow “buttons” on the petals. The heart-shaped leaves are a nice olive green on top, and the underside is wine red, as are the branches.
3. Happy Alien Plant – Calceolaria Uniflora
The Happy Alien plant – Calceolaria uniflora is a bizarre looking species of evergreen, perennial plant from Tierra del Fuego in the southern region of South America. Also known as Darwin’s Slipper Flower (‘slipper flower’ is a generic common name for all species within the Calceolaria genus), Calceolaria uniflora was first discovered by Charles Darwin during his expedition around South America – the Voyage of the Beagle, 1831–1836. In fact this species was originally named Calceolaria darwinii but has now been superseded.
4. Parrot (Impatiens Psittacina)
Impatiens psittacina, known variously as the “parrot flower” or “parrot balsam” is a species of balsam from Southeast Asia that was described by the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker and was noted for its flower that resemble a “flying cockatoo”. It is known from Thailand, Burma and parts of India.
5. Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
Caleana major, the Flying Duck Orchid, is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia.This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight. The flower is an attractant to insects, such as male sawflies which pollinate the flower in a process known as pseudocopulation. In 1986 this orchid was featured on an Australian postage stamp.
6. Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
The swaddled babies orchid – Anguloa uniflora is a stunningly beautiful terrestrial orchid from the Colombian Andes. It was discovered during a ten year expedition (1777 to 1788) to Peru and Chile by botanists Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón Jiménez. However it wasn’t formally classified until 1798 when it was named in honor of Don Francisco de Angulo, Director-General of Mines, in Peru. This type of orchid has amazing flowers that look as if babies are swaddled inside.
7. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
Dracula simia, called also monkey orchid or the monkey-like Dracula, is an epiphytic orchid originally described in the genus Masdevallia, but later moved to the genus Dracula. The arrangement of column, petals and lip strongly resembles a monkey’s face. The plant blooms at any season with several flowers on the inflorescence that open successively. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of a ripe orange.
8. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) grow well in centrally heated rooms and have long-lasting flowers produced all year round. They are one of the most popular indoor orchids.
9. Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
Orchis italica, commonly known as the naked man orchid or the Italian orchid, is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean. They are widely popular for their petals looking like naked men. It prefers partial shade and low nutrient soil and flowers in April. They are found commonly and widespread in the Mediterranean in large clusters.
10. Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)
They are referred to as the “Bee orchids” due to the flowers of some species resemblance to the furry bodies of bees and other insects. The genus Ophrys is a large group of orchids from the alliance Orchis in the subtribe Orchidinae. They are widespread across much of Europe,North Africa, the Canary Islands, and the Middle East as far east as Turkmenistan.