The tropical rainforests represent the center of the planet’s plant diversity, and are home to thousands of plant species with many unique and amazing adaptations. Any list of the rainforests’ most unusual plants will naturally be incomplete, as it would be impossible to consider them all in a single answer. However in the answer below, I’ve taken a look at a few rainforest plants that stand out as particularly intriguing, interesting, or just plain strange.
I think this one is quite unusual. It is called Rafflesia Arnoldii, it produces the largest flower in the world. Although it is a parasite, I think it looks quite magnificant.
Information from A Trip to Indonesia (2001). [Online], Available: http://www.kidcyber.com.au
The giant corpse flower is also one of the rainforest’s strange plant species. It is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. These giant plants can reach over 3 meters in circumference. The fragrance of these plants resembles that of rotting meat, thus causing it to attract carrion eating beetles and flesh flies that pollinate it. The deep red color of the plant is to contribute to the illusion that the spathe is a piece of meat.
When travelling in the rainforest a few years ago, the plant that struck me as most unusual was the Walking Palm tree! This tree literally moves by sending out new roots to move to a more fertile location. It can pull itself, very slowly, in any direction. It takes years for it to move, and in its lifetime it probably won’t go far. But still, it was pretty cool, and definitely unique.
Calamus spp. or rattan is a very unusual plant in Asia. It is not rare, though it is unusal in that local people use it for almost everything. Rattan furniture is exported all over the world, but locally the plant can be stripped down and used as rope, it can be used for constructing homes, you can extract drinking water from the stalks, and it can even be eaten. Calamus spp. stalk is covered in spikes and grows leaves that look like thick ferns. Calamus spp. can house scorpions as well as the poisonous viper snake.
In the rainforest lies the Nipple Plant or Cow Udder Plant. It is a lovely perennial, characterized by “large velvety leaves, small purple flowers, and firm thorns” (Squidooo). It is called a Nipple plant because the bright orange yellow fruit, similar to tomatos, which are shaped like cow udders or nipples. The fruits are very poisonous though and stay on the plants for up to two months, which is bery unusual! It is native to South America and can be used as a detergent in for clothes washing.
The Victoria Amazonica is a giant lilypad that is truly bizzare!
I don’t know exactly you can search in google.
I am growing a pet like plant that moves and closes its leaves when you Tickle It.
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