There are some truly bizarre or weirdest flowers out there, blooming in some of the most unexpected places. From the crests of mountains to the seething depths of the ocean floor, these flowers defy convention in every way.
Take a look at these peculiar and weird flowers from around the world and see if you can remember the name of each one!
1 Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
The Dracula Simia, has been called one of the strangest flowers known and also dubbed as Monkey Faced Flower. And It was discovered but It was not made in a laboratory by the obsessed scientists with Monkeys and Orchids. And surprisingly enough, Monkey Face Orchid flowers only grow in Peru and Ecuador’s cloud forests, only growing at heights of more than 3,000 feet, making them quite rare. It is interesting to know that these seemingly freaky but beautiful flowers do actually exist in nature! The plant itself blooms in any weather but grows in very specific conditions for best growth, making these flowers hard to find. It smells like oranges when they bloom, and it takes seven years for each individual flower to come alive.
2 Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
One of the most beautiful terrestrial orchids in the Colombian Andes is Anguloa Uniflora (Swaddled Babies Orchid). A species of orchid was discovered time-period of a ten year expedition to Chile and Peru. The expedition was led by José Antonio Pavón Jiménez and botanists Hipólito Ruiz López in 1777 to 1788. Anguloa Uniflora can reach up to 18 to 24 inches tall and has slender, pleated leaves that protrude aloft which are round pseudobulbs.
One of the plant’s most impressive features is a difficult-to-describe flower that takes on a baby-like appearance wrapped in swaddling cloth when blooming. These flowers are big, waxy flowers, creamy-white, usually bloom in the spring and are incredibly fragrant in summer time.
3 Bat Plant (Tacca Integrifolia)
One of the World’s largest flowers, a plant called the White Bat Plant has black flowers that mimic the faces of bats and white bracts above which resemble bats ears. One of its black little flower-clusters comes in groups with twenty to forty flowers. The Bat Plant is famously one of its kind plant which can grow between 60 cm and 90 cm high. This weirdest plant has white and black flowers that sometimes become very long and longer than the plant itself. The creative peach fizz also extends quite far, around the ground during their blooming season.
4 Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis Amabilis)
The Moth Orchid is generally found in the Philippines, Southeast Asia and Northern Australia, and it’s called a moth orchid because of its superficial similitude to a moth in flight. It comes across in almost every color that a rainbow has and can be found quite easily. The Moth Orchid boasts exceptional blooming periods and grows in ideal conditions. Overall more than 25,000 variant kinds are available on the earth of orchids. This orchid’s ability to grow multiple times a year can be attributed to the optimal conditions it is grown in and this characteristic makes them strangest flower in the plant world.
5 Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
A tropical plant native to Central and South America, also Ecuador and Costa Rica, Hooker’s Lips are known by the scientific name Psychotria Elata. The plant’s most striking feature is its gorgeous red bracts that look like “Succulent Lips,” which helps the plant to gain its usual name. Its distinctive shape, coupled with an alluring color, helps draw in pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. And people gift this uncanny flower to friends or family on romantic occasions mostly on valentine’s day in Central America. These species can grow up to 3 to 4 meters long.
6 Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
The most well-known member of this small genus is the Holy Ghost or Dove Orchid. In 1826, the first plants were sent to England and were then flowered in 1831 by William J. Hooker. Hooker named the flower after the resemblance of the flowers like a dove. Being the national flower of Panam, this species of sympodial, subastral or epiphytic orchid has big, almost-teardrop shaped pseudobulbs. Each pseudobulb can raise 4 to 5 large pleated leaves from its apex.
The infructescence may be pendulous or erect and can be 6 inches to 4 feet long. With about 20 flowers on it, the color of the inflorescence is often white or yellowish with some pink or red spots added.
7 Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii)
These rarest yet strangest flowers are surprisingly hard to find on the Earth for even the most laid down plant-collector with their appearance. The most elusive of flowers are named for their similarity to dancing ladies in dresses. These flowers are only found in East Africa and come in several different colors, including pink and white. These delicate little plants are just 1 feet across and peak out just half an inch. The plants are ideal for hanging planters, where you can appreciate their beautiful flowers right in front of your face. Dancing Girls like to root wherever they connect with the soil. They can be your beautiful indoor plants and look great when you display them.
8 Subterranean Plant (Hydnora Africana)
The parasitic plant, Hyphora Africana, is usually found in plants of the genus Euphorbia group. It looks startlingly similar to fungi and is mistaken for that its flowers open before it resembles a plant. As it matures, Hydnora (leafless) grows dark gray to black. Hydnora Africana can grow up to 80 mm across and can develop underground. It is found down to the Western Coastal areas of Namibia and then goes South to the Cape before going Northward throughout Swaziland, Botswana, Ethiopia and as far as KwaZulu-Natal. The Hydnora Africana, also known as Jackal Food by the natives, has no roots, chlorophyll and visible leaves.
9 Welwitschia (Welwitschia Mirabilis)
Mysterious desert plants have a long-duration of survivability and only have two leaves throughout the entirety of its lifespan. The enigmatic plant Welwitschia Mirabilis has some of the longest leaves in all of the plant kingdom and can live up to 400-1500 years alive and native to Namib desert. Wacky Welwitschia also has yellow or glaucous-green colored small flowers, which are covered in fuzz that looks like a fungus but actually is its natural appearance and can maximum reach up to 13 feet in length.
10 Bee Orchid (Ophrys Apifera)
Bee Orchid can be found with a flattened rough, bright green appearance and hairy stems. The leaves are divided into two layers of fascicles and the flowers have many petals that are thinly spread out. Within each petal are yellow lines resembling wings, giving the appearance of a bee.
The “Bee” has brown, furry lips in order to imitate a bee’s bee-ness and emits a female bee scent to be more appealing and feel hairy – just like a fake bee. Bee Orchids can measure between 15 and 35cm in height. Bee Orchids can be more abundant in chalk grasslands, mine spoil heaps, sandy areas, quarry slopes, clay lands and found mostly in Southern Ireland and England.
11 Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
Parrot flower can only be found in South Asia and Thailand and it has its scientific name, Impatiens Psittacina. Parrot flower is an unusual flower that cannot be grown in a home garden. And sometimes called ‘Parrot Balsam’, this is because Parrot flower is a species of balsam. The parrot or cockatoo-like appearance of this Parrot flower led to its popularity, and thus its nickname too. These can grow up to 3 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. The color of this flower’s petals is generally light purple to carmine red. The outer sepal’s color is green and seems orbicular, while the bottom sepal looks like a bulbous shape and successively narrows into a pointed spur with a tip of carmine.
12 Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum Majus)
These flowers mostly can be found in the Western Mediterranean region and Western North America and can grow up to 6-24 inches tall and 10-18 inches wide. Snapdragons, with their flower segments shaped like dragon jaws, are weird looking flowers and famed for its shrunken skulls like shape with gaping eye sockets. The blooms don’t need to be pollinated by bees as honeybees are too delicate to cope with the flower’s jaw-like structures. The plant reveals another unique feature as the flowers descend- that is- snapdragon seed heads.
13 Puya (Puya Berteroniana)
The Blue Puya is a bromeliad plant that looks like the pineapple plant native to Chile. Aside from its spiny leaves, it forms 3 feet long silvery green leaves and has flower stalks that are soft in texture and 6-10′ tall in bloom (year 6-8). The blooms are more commonly seen around June or May. You can witness the blooming of these beautiful blue flowers by simply being next to one of them. You can see birds nestle on the flowers’ pointed tips and drink the nectar that’s inside, which is a sure sign that the flowers are pollinated and will continue to blossom.
14 Voodoo Lily (Dracunculus Vulgaris)
A plant with a weirdest and stunning look, the dragon lily or dragon arum (Dracunculus Vulgaris), has an unappetizing smell while blooming and named because Dracula and Dracunculus both distributes the same Latin root word “draco” which means ‘dragon’ or ‘snake’ and dispatch to the fang-like spadix and toxics root of the plant and native to Central Asia. These plants stand up to 6 feet tall and boast broad leaves. Similar to a peace lily, this plant produces a large acuminatum bract with deep maroon or black-purple coloring for about 2 feet in length. Inside the spathe is another long adnexa which contains the actual imperceptible flowers.
15 Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
This Naked Man Orchid, bizarre flower has a very peculiar feature: its big sized lobed lips are generally shaped exactly like a naked man. This leads the plant to appear somewhat comic and uncanny, which makes the plant especially intriguing to visitors of botanical gardens. However, this unique shaped or weird looking flowers of this hermaphroditic plant can be found in a cluster that is comparatively large. Regarding color, you may find that they present many shades like pink. Moreover, two dark circles also develop on the flower to resemble eyes. It also typically grows at high altitudes (4,300 feet – with preference for direct sunlight areas). These flowers are only found in Mediterranean areas such as in the Middle East, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus.
16 Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
A weird looking flower known as The Flying Duck Orchid creates unique petals that resemble a duck in flight with feathers during its blooming season September and February and its blooms color can be purple, red and green. Scientific name is ‘Caleana Major,’ these purple-colored flowers can be found only in the Australia region. These peach-colored blooms are only about ½” to ¾” in length and appear in late spring and early summer.
17 Tiger Face In Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis Amabilis)
One of Indonesia’s national flowers, the moon orchid usually has decorations that mimic larger animals to frighten away predators or has markings that mimic the genitals of insects to attract pollinators, who in turn produce more seeds. The colorful stripes of the Moon Orchid are almost that of a tiger. This tiger-like pattern is not only striking, but also seems to be trying to scare off some kind of animal. It remains a mystery what creature the Moon Orchid’s striped pattern is meant for. Flowers in their full grown state can grow up to 10 centimeters in diameter and can be found in Eastern to Southeastern areas of Asia, including Indonesia and China.
18 Chamber Maids (Calceolaria Uniflora)
Many people refer to the Chamber Maids as Darwin’s Slippers, but they are also called the Happy Alien. The flowers can still be found in large numbers on the South American tundra, where Darwin first discovered them between 1831 and 1836. The rare flower is known to grow only around 4 inches tall with blooms that have a diameter of just 2 inches. Local birds attracted by this plant and walk around and collect pollen on their heads while they are supporting the plant’s reproduction.
19 Corpse Flower (Rafflesia Keithii)
The Corpse Flower is a giant flower known for having the title of largest flower in the world, it isn’t actually possible to measure it in terms of a single flower, that can grow up to 8 feet tall and 13 feet wide and also called as titan arum. Although it is actually the biggest unbranched inflorescence, according to Guinness World Records. The Corpse Flowers can be found in the rainforests of Sumatra. The Corpse Flower’s flowers give off a smell typically associated with dead animals in order to attract scavengers. The plant blooms quite rarely and usually with no more than about 30-40 years expected life span and they bloom once every 7 to 10 years on average.
20 Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata)
The Passion Flower is an evergreen climbing vine native to the Southeastern United States and its name comes from a clock-like pattern on its flowers so it’s sometimes called a clock flower in Japan and India. It dies down in cold climates, usually to the ground. It grows best in average, medium, well-drained soil that is neither too wet nor too dry in full sun or part shade.
The Passion Flower has more than 400 varieties and hundreds are endemic species within their range. Its three-lobed leaves are dark green, have foliage on them, and have fringed flowers. These flowers are about 2.5″ in diameter and have white petals and sepals. The flowers have a central crown of purplish filaments attaching them to their stems.
21 Angel Orchid (Zygopetalum Rhein)
The Angel Orchid is one of the jewels that are found in the world of orchids, named for its likeness to that of an “Angel wearing a gown”. It can grow up to 5-6 cm in length. Angel Orchid can be found in the grasslands of India and its scientific name is Zygopetalum Rhein, it was firstly discovered in 1932 and only reaches 5 inches high with a single heart-shaped leaf, which is often flush on the land.
22 Snake Gourd Flower (Trichosanthes Cucumerina)
The Snake Gourd, which is usually presented as a flower, is actually a vegetable that originates from India. In the past it was found in the wild, but today it is cultivated around the world. It’s related to the pumpkin family and is similar to the bitter melon plant because of the long vegetables, it produces a taste that is bitter and sour. Native to Southeast Asian, The Snake Gourd is a plant with forked tendrils and heart-shaped leaves that have a lobed back. Leaves are palmately lobed, reaching up to 25 cm long. Also it has white flowers that have long lace fringes on their five petals that open in the night.
23 White Egret Orchid (Pecteilis Radiata)
The White Egret Flower is a species of terrestrial orchid native to Korea, China, Japan and Russia. The White Egret flower, Pecteilis Radiata, is known for its vibrant rosy pink to purple and delicate, Pearly-White Flowers and it can grow between 30-60 cm in length. The lip has three lobes which are nice and puff out, with two that extend out laterally and a central lobe which points downward. Their entire silhouette looks like a white bird (Egret) in flight that’s helped to get a nickname.
24 Sea Holly (Eryngium Maritimum)
Sea Holly, also known as Eryngium Maritimum, can be found on the coastal regions of Wales, England and Ireland. However, it is less prevalent in most of Scotland, and there are some areas in Northeast England where it has disappeared from the region. Sea Holly typically grows to about 50cm in height and for many months of the year its branches will remain green despite becoming brown. Sea Holly flowers have a beautiful lilac-blue color and the leaves are covered with a veined pattern that almost looks frosted. This is caused by a waxy layer, which helps the plant remain moist in harsh conditions. The globular umbels of flowers are shaped like Teasels and their spiny bracts look similar to purple.
25 Fly Orchid (Ophrys Insectifera)
One type of European Orchid, the Fly Orchid, grows up to 11-15 inches tall and is also found in North Africa. The Fly Orchid’s name derives from the observation that its flowers form the shape of a light trap for flies and aphids. The Ophrys Insectifera is also a perennial plant and is typically noted for its flowering season covering from May to July. Flowers have many different specific attributes such as a yellow-green sepals, dark brown/black petals resembling the antennae of an insect and a lobed labellum with two glossy depressions known as ‘pseudo eyes’ that can also be blue/gray.
26 Protea Pinwheel (Leucospermum Catherinae)
The Catherine-wheel Pincushion flower, also known as the firework pincushion flower and also by some other names, due to its beautiful look. Native to the Southwest of the Western Cape province of South Africa. The flowers have beautiful scarlet flowers with a yellow stalk and orange petals fan-shaped part in the middle that appears like spinning fireworks. It can grow up to 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter by becoming disc-shaped. The Pinwheel style magenta twisting flowers emerge from the center of each flower. There is initially a long orange color, which later coppery bronze in color and fattens at the end like a pincushion. The Protea flower is endangered due to its fragmented distribution and is listed as an endangered species.
27 Silver Vase (Aechmea Fasciata)
An epiphytic bromeliad known by the name urn plant or Silver Vase plant is Aechmea Fasciata native to Brazil. This stemless plant grows in a basal rosette of stiff, elliptic-oval, broad, arching, strap shaped, silver-green leaves that look like an urn that generally grows up to 3 feet in length.
The leaves of the urn plant have black edges and the flowers of the plant only bloom for one time and after they die. The blooms are impressive, and it’s in the flowers that this plant really shines. It has a dense pyramidal head with small red flowers all around a large violet-colored head which contrasts the pink bracts for added beauty.
28 Lithops Weberi (Lithops Comptonii)
Lithops Weberi also known as living stones are an ideal plant to grow indoors, especially for those who don’t have green thumbs. They evolved in order to thrive in the arid climate of South Africa so these are native to South Africa, making them some of the least thirsty plants on the planet. When the plant blooms, its stem seems to be coming from stone and it has a yellow or white daisy on top of it. Lithops Weberi acn grow up to 2-3 cm in diameter and the unusual plant looks a bit like an ordinary daisy.
29 Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia Gigantea)
Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe is a large tropical perennial vine that is native to the humid forests of El Salvador, Costa Rica, parts of Brazil and Panama. It is also known by multiple names such as Giant Pipevine, Giant Pelican Flower and Giant Dutchman’s Pipe. It’s gained a nickname because it resembles the human fetus and Meershaun smoking pipe that is used in Europe. The flowers are a vibrant burgundy color with ivory-white veins, and can grow up to two feet long and one foot wide. The leaves of the shrub are light green in color and shape resembling hearts.
30 Star Flower (Stapelia Grandiflora)
Bizarre, strange plant that grows large, Starfish-Shaped flowers. Although called a ‘cactus,’ it does not have prickers on it. A plant with Starfish-Shaped flowers that are easy to grow from cuttings. They need well-draining soil and springing temperatures. Blooming off and on all summer and into the fall, these odd shaped plants can grow large and can bloom multiple times from their cuttings. Stapelia gigantea is a clumping succulent with fat, green, erect, deeply ribbed stems. The flowers are large, Star-Shaped and have 5 petals and native to South Africa. The flower’s diameter is up to 14 inches, it will be of a pale yellow color. Its hairs are also a reddish or purplish color.
31 Hammer Orchid (Drakaea Glyptodon)
These flowers are up to 10 inches tall and have two main stalks that radiate from the main stem. One of these stalks has a dark purple bract and it is known for its shape like a familiar wasp, that is home to the flower’s structure. Pollination comes from Zaspilothynnus trilobatus or the Turner wasp, which has co-evolved with this plant. Because these flowers prefer to grow in wet soil, they are often found near the shores of and near Perth and Albany in Western Australia.
32 Tropical Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes)
In the natural world, Pitcher plants are common on the island of Madagascar to Australia, and most of these plants are also found in the jungles of Indonesia. Tropic Pitcher plant’s nickname is the Monkey Cups by those friendly with the flowers. They look as if they can be walked right up to, but the Tropical Pitcher Plants are carnivorous climbers and feed on unconscious bugs with the sweet ambrosia that are then trapped in their goblet-like cups. These weird purple colored Tropical Pitcher plants can reach up to 5 feet in length and 1 feet in diameter.
33 Flame Lily (Gloriosa Superba)
Gloriosa Superba is a perennial vine with a tuberous rootstock. The leaves alternate and appear opposite, with simple strap-like parts that have a tendril-like end. The plants have different styles of flowers, from yellow to red and straight margins. All parts of the plant are 6-divided and should be supported by a trellis for optimal growth. The plant may be considered toxic and fatal if it touches your skin or eaten. It can be found in Africa, Burma, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malacca, Australia, South China, Vietnam and Srilanka.
34 Birds of Paradise (Strelitzia)
This clumping tropical plant (Bird of Paradise Flower) can be found in South Africa and grows large gray-green leaves that spurt out of underground rhizomes and has yellow-white colored petals. It is also known as Strelitzia reginae. The Birds of Paradise flower is well known for its large, unusual flower which reminds some people of the head of a bird and also seems like a crane. It is known to bloom sporadically throughout the year and can survive in a range of temperatures from 55 to 65F at night and it can reach up to 120 cm in length.
35 Beehive Ginger (Zingiber Spectabile)
Beehive Gingers appear like the pine cones family, but are actually close relatives of ginger plants, who have individual “cups,” or honeycombs called bracts, that help collect water and after emit a ginger smell. Beehive Ginger native to Southeast Asia and can grow up to 15 feet even more in height. These flowers can be grown in a greenhouse, and they require a lot of space and pot size. Some grow to 6-foot lengths, which can take up a room. Beehive Ginger turns from pretty yellow and gold colors to red bracts.The flowers are small and white and sometimes have the look of little honeybees that seem among the bracts.
36 Pleurothallis Truncata
The flowers look like a bunch of orange little lilies, but they’re actually orchids. They’re part of the Pleurothallis genus, which is also called Bonnet Orchids because their flowers just look like tiny little bonnets. Orchids come in a variety of forms, as climbers, clumped and trailing plants, or tall-canes to name a few. Unlike regular orchids which prefer warmer weather, these types grow best at high altitudes with little moisture. Native to Ecuador, this tropical palm tree is a clumping grower and will grow six inches high with a single leaf that is three-inches long.
37 Devil’s Hand (Chiranthodendron Pentadactylon)
Free hands can be dangerous, especially for this very special orchid. Also known as the Monkey’s Hand or Monkey Paw, the Devil’s Hand Orchid is a purple colored flower that looks like a paw, and can also be found in Guatemala and Mexico where the Ancient Aztecs held it in high religious regard. They cropped its claw-like flowers for generations. The plant is also hardy, growing relatively quickly well above 40 feet to 90 feet tall and sometimes it is known as “árbol de la manita”, which means ‘the little hand tree’.
38 Lobster Claw (Heliconia rostrata)
This selection of weird flowers, which look like something else, would be missing one final eccentricity called the Lobster Claw. It is native to Central to South America and sometimes found in the USA. The Lobster Claw can be seen most often as a fake bird of paradise or wild plantain. Its floral displays are radiantly coloured fruit clumps that resemble bananas coming out of its leaf-like fronds. With flowers that form reddish bracts, this is a really nice landscape plant. Their flowers need birds with special beaks for pollination and can grow up to 3.5 feet in height and bloom several times throughout the year.
39 Desert Pea (Swainsona Formosa)
Sturt’s Desert Pea is found throughout the driest areas of Western and Southern Australia, growing in clusters of six or seven flowers. It is an attractive, bright red-blossom and its striking and amazing red flowers contrast with its dry environment, and are about 9 centimeters long and also have black spots at the center. This plant was named after Charles Sturt, a British explorer who played a large role in documenting the physical and natural characteristics of Central Australia.
40 Bleeding Heart (Lamprocapnos Spectabilis)
In the Papaveraceae family, Asian Bleeding Heart is an erect herbaceous perennial with heart-shaped flowers. Bleeding Heart can be found in Siberia, China, and Northern Japan, and proposed in North America. The common name of this plant is a result of the inner petals that “bleed” from the outer petals. A heart-shaped flower that bleeds pink and turns white can be found growing in shady forests. The delicate, curved branches are tipped with colorful (white and pink) flowers that reach a height of 2 to 3 feet. The red, pink, and white flowers with crested tips are sometimes arranged in 3 to 15 pendulous racemes. There are two sepals that are inconspicuous, while the four petals are opposite pairs with the outer petals slightly rose-red, frequently pink or white, and the inner white petals slightly tongue-shaped.
41 Crêpe Ginger (Cheilocostus Speciosus)
Chulta Elephant Apple – A large bush or small to medium sized tree that can be measured up to 15 meter in height also widely can be found in Southern Asia. The name (Elephant Apple) because of its apple-like fruits or beautiful white scanting flowers. The leaves are large, ribbed and attractive, reaching up to 12 to 14 inches long in length. The flowers are large and white; the fruits are used for curries and jams.
42 Cannonball Tree (Couroupita Guianensis)
Couroupita Guianensis is a tropical plant growing to between 50-75 feet in height with soft, complanate leaves. It thrives in rainforests in the Guianas region of South America and in areas around the world where its parent plant is commonly found. The flowers are large, pleasant, and have a soft blush of pink to red (ranging from 4 to 5 inches in diameter). The flowers have six-lobed calyces with six spreading petals. There is a cream-colored, spindle shaped androphore with both male and female parts inside one flower. Roses bloom for one day before withering away.
43 Panda Face (Asarum Maximum)
The Chinese plant has heart-shaped green leaves with a glossy, rounded shape and green color butting up against sharp silver-green streaks that run down the center of each leaf. Flowers are deep black with a wide white band around the center so this type of appearance of Asarum maximum flower resembles a white panda face. It can measure up to 45 cm in diameter and it is also known as “Ling Ling”. Evergreen shrubs are hardy and can be grown in containers. Slugs can cause damage by eating the leaves during springtime, but growing these plants in containers can limit that damage.
44 Dawadawa (Parkia Biglobosa)
This tree is called Parkia Biglobosa and also lgbo or irú by Nigeria’s two main indigenous peoples, the Igbo and the Yoruba. This tree has light-colored pods that are shaped like electric bulbs, and their red-yellow pulp (flower) is edible, sweet and extremely attractive and also it has a hardy pungent smell. This plant has a variety of uses besides its edible seeds and is 30-40 centimeters long on average. The edible seeds of this plant, called as balls of sumbala, can be used to treat hypertension and other conditions. The extract is mainly used as a remedy for malaria and wound healing. It can be found in Senegal to Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda region.
45 Medusae Orchid (Bulbophyllum Medusae)
Bulbophyllum Medusae are blooming all year round and found in warm climates throughout Africa, the Americas and Asia. Bulbophyllum Medusae is an epiphytic orchid that has white to creamy yellow flower groups that seems to be like a hairstyle from Greek Mythology Monster, Medusa’s head of snakes and snake-like hair. Several clusters of flowers at the ends of the flowering stem ring and a single leaf about 100 mm long. Each cluster of flowers has about 15 small, trumpet-shaped, thread-like petals that are settled in a round shape. Some have likened the flower’s resemblance to fireworks; it has a foul scent.
46 Bat Faced Cuphea (Cuphea Llavea)
Bat-Faced Cuphea is an everlasting subshrub and also known as Red Cuphea, which can be found in Mexico and belongs to the loosestrife family. This plant’s name comes from its characteristic flower which has a purple, hairy calyx emerging from two toward a higher level facing red petals that look like a bat face. Bat-Faced Cuphea blooms during the spring and continues to do so until frost. With numerous flowers produced in the leaf axils, it is a short shrub that produces lots of flowers at once. Bat Faced Cuphea grows anywhere between 2 and 3 feet when in its native habitat. It might get to as tall as 12-18 inches as an annual, with a similar groundcover.
47 Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum Morifolium)
Spider mums have long, tubular petals with hooked ends. These plants look almost spider-like and are often the first plants to bloom in late summer as they’re a recurring flowering perennial that flowers profusely all year through and is very simple to grow. Colors of these flowers include pure white or red, bright yellow, shades of orange, bronze and rust along with some pinks and lavenders. The plant survives well in containers. Garden mum plants grow anywhere between 1-4 feet, have lobed and aromatic leaves with soft undersides. Chrysanthemums have green leaves with dark lobes on the underside that smell nice.
48 Ballerina Orchid (Caladenia Melanema)
Terrestrial spider orchids are endemic to the Island of Australia, and typically grow in groups or singly in variant parts and approximately can grow up to 12 cm long and The maiden-like flowers are about 4 to 5 cm across. The flowers are cream in color and have dark maroon linings on their petals and sepals. The fascinating orchids, which look like a ballerina or maiden with white tutus and ballet pose, need to cope with the threat posed by wild-life such as rabbits and kangaroos.
49 Sea Poison Tree (Barringtonia Asiatica)
Sea Poison Tree has a medium height, reaching 7 to 25 feet. The leaves on this tree are held in rosettes and have large surfaces. The leaves can measure up to 20-40 centimeters in length and 10-20 centimeters wide. Native to islands of the Indian Ocean in the West to tropical Asia and islands of the Western Pacific Ocean. Young leaves are bronze with pinkish veins, but old leaves that appear as yellow colored. These flowers are adorable white and pink just like their stamens. Their name is because, They attract moths and bats looking for nectar with the creature’s high smells and Each part of the tree (flower stamens) has saponin, a poison. The next day, the petals can be seen scattered about beneath the tree.
50 Torch Ginger (Etingera Elatior)
Torch Ginger (Etingera Elatior) has a variety of colors in the flowers that make it hard to not notice them and it is a perennial tropical plant. The shape of the plant and its bloom is like that of a torch, which explains why it’s called torch ginger. The flowers on these plants appear intermittently, blooming flowers on bare stalks, during the changing seasons. Native to Southeast Asia and is commonly known by different names such as Torch Ginger, Porcelain Rose and Red Ginger Lily. The flower heads are cone shaped and a large number of small bracts (petal-like leaves) surround the stalk. The leaves of Torch Ginger plants are tough and 3 feet long with a central groove. The flowers of the plant are used in floral dispensations and cooking, as well as have a mild sweet-sour taste.