When we think of flowers we think of things like roses, daisies, pansies, daffodils and carnations. Flowers truly are nature's most beautiful gifts to mankind.
What many people don't realize however is that quite a few incredibly rare varieties of flowers exist in this world. Flowers so magical, your eyes cannot fully grasp their beauty upon seeing them for the first time.
Let's take a closer look at ten of these.
The Black Bat flower is native to the tropical areas/regions of South East Asia. These flowers are known to demand high levels of humidity and water.
Known to only bloom fleetingly (for a maximum of 36 hours) every five to ten years, the bloom of the Titan arum gives off a smell of rotting flesh, hence the name 'corpse flower'.
These flowers are native to Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests. Anyone can clearly see where they get their name in that they look like the faces of monkeys. The blooms scent is known to resemble the fragrance of ripe oranges.
I simply adore the purple and bluish tones that the passion flower exhibits. Passion flowers are native to South America, eastern Asia, southern Asia and New Guinea.
Ghost Orchids are incredibly rare and endangered. These delicate blooms are native to Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas.
This fairytale beauty is native to various Islands within the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific Ocean. Its habitat favors that of tropical areas. As the name suggests, all parts of this plant are highly poisonous.
This interesting looking plant is in fact carnivorous much like a Venus flytrap. The part of the plant that we view as being the 'flower' is actually the plants pitcher or trap, used for catching prey. The plant was named after the famed naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. This specific genus of pitcher plant is native to the Philippines.
This specific deep crimson to brown colored cosmos flower is native to Mexico but it has become extinct in the wild. So simple yet so elegant – isn't it magnificent?
The rather odd looking flower looks like something animated as opposed to actually being a real plant. I agree that it looks like a lip but for the life of my I cannot understand why they had to give it the first part of its name. It is probably due to the fact that hookers are stereotypically perceived as having thick lips on which they choose to wear bright red lipstick. This flower is native to several tropical regions worldwide, although it is now becoming extinct.
The parrot's beak plant is considered to be incredibly rare in that even in the 1800's it was seen as being a scarce find in the wild. It is native to the Canary Islands although it is grown/cultivated around the world.