Wednesday, November 30, 2011

10 Unique Plants In The World

Plants are a diverse and unique creatures. Some are scary, unique, fierce again! The following plants may seem strange and unique in the world

1. Most plants live in the Old World (Welwitschia Mirabilis)

Indeed, this one does not plant plasticity cool, but native plants Namibia is indeed extraordinary, just the one! These plants have only two leaves and a stem and root system, it cuman ONLY! But these two leaves continue to grow until eventually like Alien. The longer the stem of this plant will be more thick, but not high, the maximum height of the plant is only 
2 feet away but can reach 8 meters wide. Age of these plants can reach 400 to fifteenth century!. Can survive without rain for 5 years! In addition, plants in Namibia called Onyanga this was good to eat either eaten raw or cooked in the coals. Oh yes, the meaning of the name is Onion Onyanga Desert!

2. Carnivore plants (Dionaea muscipula)

Plant this one is the most famous carnivorous plants, because the activity and efficiency in trapping prey. Pair "leaves" that characterizes this plant is a trap that has an ultra-sensitive hair, who can feel the presence of small animals or insects that come. As soon as it touched the hair on the leaves, the leaves will close and trap any animal that approached her.

3. The world's largest flower (Rafflesia arnoldii)

These rare big interest received tremendous attention in the world. Imagine the size of the flowers that can reach 1 meter and its own weight can reach 8 kg to 12 kg. But the problem ndak fragrant smell, even closer to rotten meat. Hence this flower called the corpse flower in our country, which is the native habitat of this flower. This flower will bloom a week or three days, and attracts insects to fertilize with a foul odor emitted by these flowers. Unfortunately, the results of fertilization, only 10-20 percent are successfully grown.

4. Dancing Plant (Desmodium Gyrans)

Darwin named this plant as Hedysarum, or botanists call it Desmodium Gyrans, or of more modern Codariocalyx Motorius. Commonly known name is Grass Dancing (Dancing Grass) or Plant Semaphore (Semaphore Plant), because the movement of its leaves, which is similar to sending a signal semaphore hand movements. This plant grows skeali easy, just need sun and water without the need for complex fertilizers.

5. Baseball Ball Plant (Euphorbia Obesa)

This plant is a plant endemic in the area of ​​the Great Karoo, South Africa. Because its funny, many plant enthusiasts finally take this plant and mengkoleksinya, so the population is heavily damaged. Finally, the plant is protected by the South African government.

6. Carrion flower (Amorphophallus titanum)

Interest on this one big high, even higher than that of humans. Well .. This interest was dubbed the corpse flower, because in addition to smell the carcass was similar, also mimics rotting flesh color. This interest was also widely known in the world community as one of the plants native to Indonesia.

7. Bottle Tree (Baobab)

This tree is a plant native to Madagascar, Africa and Australia. This tree is called a bottle tree, because in addition to its shape which is similar to the bottle, the tree was indeed able to save the up to 300 liters of water! So can grow up to 500 years!

8. Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari)

This plant is native Socotra archipelago. This tree is known by the name or the Dragon Blood Tree of Socotra Dragon Tree. The form is unique, like an umbrella, was only one of these trees unique. Name of dragon's blood of this tree was taken from the sap of this tree is red. Just like the blood of the dragon in Harry Potter, it turns out 'dragon's blood' of the tree is useful for the treatment. Moreover, it turns red 'dragon's blood' this tree is also commonly used as a natural red dye.

9. Resurrection Plant (Selaginella Lepidophylla)

Another name of this flower is a flower Jericho, a desert plant is known for his ability to survive even in times of drought. At the time of the dry season, the stems will shrink and curl into a ball. And so there is water, the rod was going to break away from the roll. This plant is mostly found in the desert of Chihuahua

10. Dynamite tree (Hura brasiliensis)

This plant turns out is one of the plants from the Amazon rainforest. Other nicknames? Tree of Hell, or some are dubbed Tree Sand Box (sandbox tree). Just imagine, the stems covered with sharp spines, and has been like that, it turns poisonous tree sap and is widely used by locals to poison their arrowheads. In addition, they also have fruit. And the fruit of this tree is not messing around, so ripe, the fruit of this tree will explode! Even the explosive power of this tree is capable of injuring humans and animals that accidentally passing near this tree! hence his name like that!

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