The World’s Most Unusual Plants

Rafflesia Arnoldii

This parasitic plant develops the world’s largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The plant has no leaves, stems, or roots. It smells bad and has a hole in the center that holds six or seven quarts of water.

Hydnora Africana

The unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of South Africa. The putrid-smelling blossom attracts herds of carrion beetles.

Dracunculus Vulgaris

It smells like rotting flesh, and has a burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black appendage.


The name means “shapeless male genetalia”, comes from the shape of the protruding black spadix.

Wollemia Nobilis

This bizarre looking tree was known only from 120 million-year-old fossil leaves before 1994, fewer than one hundred that exist in the wild. They have strange bark that looks like bubbles of chocolate, multiple trunks, and ferny-looking leaves growing in spirals. They can grow up to 125 feet tall.

Welwitschia Mirabilis

This flower consists of only two leaves and a stem with roots. Its two leaves continue to grow until they resemble an alien life form. The stem gets thicker rather than higher, although this plant can grow to be almost 6 feet high and 24 feet wide. Its estimated lifespan is 400 to 1500 years. Mirabilis grows in Namibia, and is thought to be a relic of the Jurassic period.

Drakaea Glyptodon

It’s an orchid. It is the color of, and smells like, raw meat. Pollinated by male wasps.

Wolffia Angusta

It’s the world’s smallest flower. A dozen plants would easily fit on the head of a pin and two plants in full bloom will fit inside a small printed letter “O”.

via : Divine Caroline

3 Responses to “ The World’s Most Unusual Plants ”

  1. nice blog, very informative.
    i remembered Rafflesia when i went to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia!


  2. I was fascinated with this plant rafflesia and I did not know there are more other wonderful plants out there thanks for this wonderful article


  3. Shy…… not for Female 😛


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