The most remarkable plant species of nature are undoubtedly flower species with their magnificent colours and scents. The flowers we keep and grow, not only in nature but in our homes, offices and wherever we can find the opportunity, both open our hearts with their beautiful appearance and give us the pleasure of raising a living thing while raising them. Many of us have limited knowledge of flower types. Azalea, orchids and hydrangeas can be grown in more pots. Most of us only know a few varieties of these species. Because there are about 880 genera and more than 22 thousand species of orchids in the world. In this article, we wanted to include the most interesting flower species in the world, many of which are orchids due to their diversity…
Slipperworts – Calceolaria uniflora
Wiki: Calceolaria uniflora is a perennial plant of the genus Calceolaria, known as the slipperworts. It is originally from Tierra del Fuego in the southern part of South America. Calceolaria uniflora is a mountain plant growing only to 10 cm tall. The flowers are a compound of yellow, white and brownish red.
Girlfriend Kiss Flower – Palicourea elata
Wiki: Palicourea elata, formerly Psychotria elata, commonly known as girlfriend kiss and labios de puta, is a tropical plant that ranges from Central to South American rain forests in countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, and Colombia.
Large Duck Orchid – Caleana major
Wiki: Caleana major, commonly known as the large duck orchid, is a small orchid found in eastern and southern Australia. This terrestrial plant features a remarkable flower, resembling a duck in flight.
The Ballerina Orchid – Caladenia melanoma
Wiki: Caladenia melanema, commonly known as the ballerina orchid, is a species of orchid endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is a rare orchid with a single erect, hairy leaf and one or two cream-coloured to pale yellow flowers with red markings and black tips on the sepals and petals.
The Dragons Skulls – Dwarf Antirrhinum
Wiki: Antirrhinum is a genus of plants commonly known as dragon flowers, snapdragons and dragon skulls because the seed pods of these flowers look just like little skulls when cracked just right.
Snowy Egret Flower – Habenaria radiata
Gardenia.net: Very elegant, Habenaria radiata (White Egret Orchid) is a hardy terrestrial orchid boasting incredibly beautiful flowers resembling a snowy egret in flight. The pristine white flowers, 1.5 in. wide (4 cm), feature two large, highly fringed petals that extend laterally, from which a central elongated and pointing petal extends.
Swaddled Babies Orchid – Anguloa uniflora
gardeningknowhow.com: There are ten species in the genus Anguloa, all of which hail from South America. Care of swaddled babies is similar to other orchids but relies upon mimicking the plant’s native region. Most growers find that a greenhouse and high humidity are the keys to care of swaddled babies.
The Naked Man Orchid – Orchis italica
Wiki: Orchis italica, the naked man orchid or the Italian orchid, is a species of orchid native to the Mediterranean Basin. It gets its common name from the lobed lip of each flower which mimics the general shape of a naked man. In Italy, it is believed that the consumption of the plant is conducive to virility.
Moth orchids – Phalaenopsis
Wiki: Phalaenopsis, also known as moth orchids, is a genus of about seventy species of plants in the family Orchidaceae. Orchids in this genus are monopodial epiphytes or lithophytes with long, coarse roots, short, leafy stems and long-lasting, flat flowers arranged in a flowering stem that often branches near the end.
Monkey face Orchid – Dracula simia
gardenofeaden: Monkey faced orchids are some of the most intriguing and captivating ornamental flowering plants that money can buy. And why wouldn’t they be when they are one of the few plant genera than can look back at you when you look at it!