#11 Black Bat Flower (Tacca Chantrieri)
Flowers can hardly get any stranger than the rare black bat flower. It looks like a weird bat, even like an alien being, with wide dark wings and long filaments radiating from the middle. And then there are little “eyes” or “tony heads on long necks” that come towards you from the middle of this very unusual composition.
#12 Middlemist’s Red Camellia (Camellia ‘Middlemist’s Red’)
Camellias have bright crimson to ruby red large flowers with very regularly arranged pointed petals.
#13 Franklin Tea Flower (Frankliana Alatamaha)
Franklin tea flower is a rare and beautiful plant. It has large elliptical shapes that are green most of the year and they turn ruby red as the season progresses. On them, you will find beautiful cup-shaped white flowers with golden yellow centers.
#14 Gold Of Kinabalu, A.K.A. Rothschild’s Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum Rothschildianium)
This plant has very marked and bright colors and it only grows on mountains, above 500 meters (1640 feet).
#15 Pokemeboy (Vachellia Anegadensis)
Pokemeboy or poke-me-boy tree is another rare and endangered flowering plant. It is a beautiful tree with very decorative pinnate leaves, like locust trees.
#16 Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus (Epiphyllum Oxypetalum)
This flower has long trailing stems that produce amazing and exotic large white flowers. These have a cup of two rows of petals in the center and then back petals that form like a crown around it.
#17 Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos Astrosanguoneus)
Chocolate cosmos is rare, it is beautiful but it is not brown. In fact, it does not take its name from the beautiful dolor of its petals. These are of the deepest and velvety dark red. Its aroma though makes it unusual, but not rare. Its flowers do not produce seeds, so it can’t reproduce sexually and it is totally extinct in the wild.
#18 Ghost Orchid (Dendrophylax Lindenii)
Ghost orchid has white to pale green flowers that look like ghosts, those “made of bedsheets” sort of visitors from the spiritual world. The labellum in fact grows downward and forward with two side wings and a waving shape. Like a ghost (or a bed sheet) in the breeze.
#19 Vulcan’s Trumpet (Brugmansia Vulcanicola)
This flower produces long and showy trumpet-shaped flowers that start purple near the petiole, then turn red and orange as you get to the tips of the flower. And inside, they are bright yellow! The color spectrum is just fantastic! Each flower can reach 9 inches in length, which is 22 cm.
#20 Stinking Corpse Lily (Rafflesia Arnoldii)
Stinking corpse lily is massive, rare, unusual, it stinks to high heavens! It will attack it with an overwhelming stench of rotting flesh! The massive flowers grow straight out of the ground and they are red, round, and huge, up to 4 feet wide (120 cm). They are parasites and they have no leaves.