Nearly 300,000 known floral or angiosperm species are present. A list below are some of the top 10 weirdest flowers in the world:
10. Naked-man orchid
The unique flower is called orchid Italica or naked man orchid; its name is derived from lobed lips as each flower looks like a naked man.
How does it look?
Orchid Italica resembles a human shape with a helmet.
Colorwise it is usually pale to dark pink, a single flower spike with many purple, pink, or white flowers.
The Orchid has Petals and sepals formed with dark purple-red veins.
Naked man orchid blooms from April to May. The flower consists of 10 to 50 flowers arranged in a cylindrical shape.
Orchid Italica spur doesn’t contain nectar, but flowers pollinated by insects.
The hanging Naked man flower requires partial shade and low nutrient soil, grown in a greenhouse.
Where is it found?
Orchid Italica Found in southwestern Europe, western Asia, East, and northern Africa.
It is used in food and medicine. Orchid Italica is used to produce a drink called Salep in southern Europe.
Salep: obtained from drying the tuber and grinding for flour. It is very nutritious.
9. Swainsona formosa
Desert pea an Australia’s best-known wildflowers.
Found in the regions of central and northwestern Australia, the Desert pea is about 9 cm in length. Its leaf is like a blood red.
It has a natural white form and hybridized varieties ranging from blood scarlet to pink and even pale cream-colored, tricolors variant also recorded.
Desert pea plant blooms from spring to summer, after rain.
The strange flower has grey-green leaves, which are arranged spirally on the central axis of the plant.
This plant’s fruit is a legume about 5 cm long and has 500 and more flat kidney-shaped seeds at maturity. Small seeds have long viability and can germinate after many years.
8. Hydnora africana
Hydra Africana is a type of achlorhydria plant. The origin of Hydnora Africana is in Namibia, Swaziland, Ethiopia.
It grows by seeds that spread by birds. It takes one year to develop a grown-up flower when there is a commendatory condition.
The buds of these homosexual flowers grow underground, release a smell to attracts it’s natural pollinations.
The flower has a very brawny and irksome smell. Hydra Africana is brown outside and orange inside.
It is leafless, brown-grey in color. Hydra Africana occurs in both winter and summer rainfall areas.
Its fruit is called jackal fruit and is eaten by numerous animals as well as people.
It is used in the making of various types of food and also used in medicine.
Because of astringent Hydnora Africa used for birching and perpetuate fishnets, the fruit pulp is used to make a delicious dessert.
7. Tropical pitcher plants
Nepenthes is a type of meat-eating plants.
These Tropical pitcher plants are found in south China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. There are over 100 types of tropical pitcher plants.
Tropical pitcher plant flower has no petals, dull red color, violet-scented. The bloom occurs more rarely in particles with a male and female flower on individual plants. The flower is having sugary nectar and sweet scent. It attracts insects like mosquitoes and eats them and uses it for nutrients to grow. Tropical pitcher flower is formed with insect pollination. It smells like sweet to musty or fungus-like. The shape can evoke champagne.
It forms an endangered trap for ants and other insects when the pitcher is filled with water. Tropical pitcher plant produces two types of pitchers, known as leaf dimorphism–one is near the plant’s base; another sits on the ground. The upper pitcher is longer, specifically colored, and has distinct features than the lower pitcher.
The trap contains a fluid of the plant’s owns production; the fluid contains viscoelastic copolymers that may be crucial to retaining insects within many species’ traps. It grows in the environment of high humidity with moderate to high sunlight levels. Natural and also with cultivated hybrids. Having a shallow root system and climbing stem, up to 15 m long or longer. And 1 cm or less in diameter, the stem may be thicker in few species.
6. Happy Alien flower
This strange-looking plant is an original genesis of South America. Charles Darwin discovered this flower, so it is also called “Darwin’s slipper flower.”
There are a variety of shapes in the way they open.
The happy alien flower looks like a happy-faced stranger having a vacant white tray in its hand.
The happy alien flower has an orange-yellow color combination.
The happy alien flower usually blooms in summer. Its height is 2 inches and cuffs alike shape.
And have an orange-yellow color combination. It’s like a pouch and grows to hardly 5 cm in length.
Its fruit consists of small capsules. Happy alien flower abnormal shape attracts little birds, and they like to eat the lip like part of the flower. When the birds are eating Hector, the body rubs off its pollen, it helps the alien plant in pollination.
The plant possesses a relatively shallow system of roots.
Happy alien flowers get more bigger near or on rocks because of their short roots. It has in most unusual species.
It grows only to a highly isolated range. It grows naturally only in one location in the world that is chile and Argentina.
Evolved as a cold climate mountain species. It’s like an alien presence in the world of plants.
Botanists classify this plant as both an evergreen and perennial species.
5. Anguloa uniflora
The swaddled baby orchid is commonly known as tulip orchid. Because it resembles like tulip flowers.
Petals have a bulbous shape., have an opening in their upperparts. It is one of the smaller species of orchids.
It’s a flower, often whitish and is waxy in nature—Flowers last a long time. The height is more prolonged than 20cm.
It’s a fantastic thing that the flower is incredibly fragrant.
Its smell is like cinnamon—flower either of two colors, greenish-white or yellow to red.
The leaves were also attractive, slender, and pleated with pseudobulbs.
They bloom during spring. Its flower is large compared to the size of its leaves. The plant grows up to a height of 18 to 24 inches only.
2 to 4 leaves grow from its base. Its complex flower looks like a baby cuddled and wrapped inside a swaddling cloth.
We can find this flower on the forests floor in high elevations in the Andes region of South American countries, such as Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador, because of their wet and dry weather, its natural habitat.
If you wish to grow in a garden, it requires high humidity and temperature is of the greenhouse.
This flower is commonly known as the snapdragon flower.
This flower is beautiful, but when seed pods die, something peculiar happens- the dead flower head resembles skulls.
The flower is like a body that was supposed to make a person appear gracious and fascinating.
And if we squeezed between our fingertips, the skull will open and close its mouth.
There are some myths, ancient thought, snapdragon flower has a supernatural power, so it is considered good luck to carry with you.
Also, it shields the house from curses and witches. Another myth is it gives lifelong beauty who consumes them.
Snapdragon is a short-lived perennial plant that survives well in the cold season but considers as annual plants. They require regular watering and best in full or partial sun.
It blooms in the cold season in various colors like white, yellow, orange, red, purple, pink, and some multi-colored patterns.
Removing dead flowers helps them to produce beautiful flowers throughout their growing season. The plant grows from 6 inches to 3 feet.
Its origins in rocky areas of Europe, the United States, and North Africa. It’s important as a model organism in botanical research.
It is also used to extract edible oils. Leaves and flowers possess antiphlogistic property used to poultices.
3. Stinking corpse lily
Corpse Lily is a rare and largest flower in the world. This flower is the origin of Indonesia.
This flower includes the national flowers of Indonesia. It spread around 3 feet, and its weight will be up to 14 pounds.
It is an exploitative plant with unstable leaves, roots, or stems. That means the flower does not use energy from the sun; it gets all its nutrient from the host.
When it blooms, it’s pungent scent of decaying flesh the rafflesia emits a repulsive odor.
This odor attracts insects that pollinate the plant.
Insects think the flower may be food, fly inside, then got to know there is nothing to eat and fly off with pollen on their legs, will help in ongoing pollination of the species.
Once the flower has bloomed, and pollination is complete, the flower collapses.
Flower separately grows as thread-like strands of tissue completely implants within and in close contact with surrounding host cells, like fungus.
From which we obtain nutrients and water, it grows only in primary rainforests.
2. Hooker’s Lips plant
It’s known by its shape of hot lips that it is hooker lips. The flower color is red and white. It is lovely because of its bright red color.
Their color varies according to temperature; in hot, it’s red.
It’s blooming time is early summer. It forms conspicuous leaf structures around the flowers known as bracts.
Bright red bracts are it’s a striking feature. They are not an actual flower, but it’s an extravagant leaf.
Before it blooms, the bracts resemble a pair of human lips with a bright red color.
It doesn’t have a particular smell, so it attracts pollinators by its blueberries and nectar.
After pollination and fertilization, it produces small black or dark blueberries.
The plants have simple leaves of matt green.
The plant comes in a variety of shapes and is easy to grow.
Grow in poor soil with plenty of heat and sun that is in the east, south-west, Pacific south-west, south-west California, South-west central to South American rain forests in countries Mexico, cost Arica, Ecuador, Panama, and Columbia.
It is very sensitive and grows in the rainforests’ climate.
It provides various health benefits to humans.
It is used as a traditional medicine among the American people.
Commonly used for cough, skin irritation, or rashes, to treat dyspnea, to help with snake bites’ side effects, it is used as a gift in central America.
1. Monkey face flower
The scientific name of Monkey’s face flower is Dracula simia. It got its name because of its monkey face appearance—monkeyface formed by a combination of long petals and stamens on the flower.
Dracula: because of its two long petals, two dark little eyes, dotted eyebrows, small nose beard area…. Like a monkey!!
This is rare, so don’t be upset if you never saw it before.
This is popular but not favorite among orchid because of its weird face of a monkey.
Every flower has different expressions from happy to sad. It blooms during any season. It scent like a ripened orange. Dracula simia requires a cold and dark environment to blossom. There are over 100 types of Dracula groups.
Two essential types are Dracula Amaliae and Dracula Gigas., both are having different colors and shapes.
Seeds of this flower, almost like specks of dust, so small, so it’s hard to cultivate artificially.
It grows only in the cloud forests, on sides of high mountains in Southeastern Ecuador and Peru. It requires a cold temperature and partial shade.