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    World rarest/bizarre plant species

    the title explained it. the world most rare plant. can be an endanger species. or can be a plant species that is hard to find. can also be a species grow only in extreme place. also post a link to the picture of that plant

    Edit: swords triger the bizarre plant idea. post plant source link and why you think this plant is cool or interesting in your opinion

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    There are tons of plants who can claim title of "rarest" due to environmental pressures or difficulty of cultivation. One I think is a fave rarity for me due to it's weirdness (not "prettiness") is the humongous succulent Welwitschia mirabilis which lives over 1000 years and only has two leaves in all that time. (that's only two wind shredded leaves)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welwitschia

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    There are tons of plants who can claim title of "rarest" due to environmental pressures or difficulty of cultivation. One I think is a fave rarity for me due to it's weirdness (not "prettiness") is the humongous succulent Welwitschia mirabilis which lives over 1000 years and only has two leaves in all that time. (that's only two wind shredded leaves)

    nice plant didn't know theres a plant like that. thank you.

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    OOPS I must correct myself! This is a 'living fossil' Gymnosperm (conifer/cycad) which seems to live as a succulent in the Namibian desert.

    There goes that Phd...

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    Western Prairie Fringed Orchid - Platanthera praeclara



    Western prairie fringed orchid grows in tallgrass prairies and meadows. It is threatened primarily by wetland draining and the conversion of rich soil prairies to agricultural cropland. Overgrazing, improper use of pesticides, and collecting also threatens its survival in Missouri. Western prairie fringed orchid is listed ENDANGERED by the Missouri Department of Conservation and THREATENED by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/endangered/endanger/orchid/

    Daren

    ---------- Post added at 02:27 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:25 PM ----------

    http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantefg/encephwoodii.htm

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    There are some that are more rare, such as an African tree which there are no females still alive.. so extinction seems assured

    but one that is available to collectors and a personal fav is the Wollemi Pine Tree. I have been to the area where it was found... but to be honest, I wouldn't have known it if I did see it at the time. All the local flora looked pretty weird to me LOLOLOL

    http://www.ancientpine.com/about_front.htm

    This is on my Christmas wish list by the way... hint hint hint LOL

    :P

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    yep i posted a link to it above Av

    http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantefg/encephwoodii.htm

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    Doh.... my typing is slow :P

    Still want the Wollemi Pine

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