is a mysterious part of the world; it is a creator of some rather
unexplainable things that people find incredible. The world of plants
seems to amaze us more with every new discovery of a plant that is
special in every way and differs from anything you have ever seen or
smelled. Therefore we made a list of some of the weirdest plants just
1. Rafflesia Arnolidii
is considered to be the largest individual flower on earth. It is also
known by the name ‘corpse flower ‘due to the strong odor of decaying
flesh that that flower produces. It can be found in rain-forests of
Bengkulu, Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Some species of the plant can be
found in the jungles of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Most
of them are threatened or endangered.
2. Hydrona Africana
unusual nature’s artwork is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family. An
interesting fact about this plant is that in most part it grows
underground, except for its flower. This bizarre plant grows in southern
Africa and it looks really scary.
word amorphophallus comes from the Greek words amorphous, meaning
without shape and phallus meaning penis due to its shape. These somewhat
funny plants are lowland plants. They grow in the tropical and
subtropical zones, from West Africa to the Pacific Islands. They can be
carefully prepared and cooked, after removing some parts of the plant
that can cause irritation. Amorphallus titanium smells like rotten
animal hence the name corpse lily.
known as living rocks are small plants that live in the desert. They
are almost impossible to spot since they grow flat with the ground and
are mistaken with rocks due to their appearance. They disguise
themselves this way in order to prevent insects and rodents eating them
for their water.
5. Wollemia nobilis
is an evergreen tree that can be up to 80 – 100 feet tall. This tree
grows in New South Wales area, North West of Sydney. The oldest fossil
of the Wollemi tree has been dated to 200 million years ago.
aka Strangler Fig is a plant than can strangle. After germinating in
the branches of a tree roots will grow down the trunk. After the roots
grow into the soil they get larger and eventually entirely surround the
tree. In the end it strangles the tree, as it would do to you if you
stood still for a couple of decades.
7. Welwitschia Mirabillis
plant is said to be able to live for up to 1000 years. An Austrian
botanist Friedrich Welwitsch discovered it in 1859, after whom the plant
got the name. It can be found in Namib Desert within Namibia and
Angola. It grows from a short, thick, woody trunk; it has only two
leaves and a long, thick taproot. It can eventually grow up to 2–4 m.
8. Socratea exorrhiza
exorrhiza or the Walking Palm is a palm that grows in the rain-forests
in tropical Central and South America. It can grow to 25 meter, with a
diameter of up to 17 cm. It is said that the roots allow the palm to
"walk” away from the point of germination if another tree falls on the
seedling and knocks it over. It is considered that it moves 20cm a mont