5 Rare Flower Plants only found in Amazon Rain Forest : Amazon Rain Forest is the backbone of the World Economy. There are more than 80,000 plant species (more than 20,000 flower species) and animal species can be found in Amazon Rain Forest. Among these species, most of them are rare and only found in Amazon Rain Forest. It spreads over an area of 2,100,000 sq meters, In Brazil 60 % of the total Amazon Rain Forest is Present.
Due to such a wider range of fauna and flora, it is considered the Backbone of the World Economy. Among such rare species let’s find some of the rarest flower plant species of the Amazon Rain Forest.
5 Rare Flower Plants only found in Amazon Rain Forest
Rafflesia: The Rafflesia flower or the Giant Padma is famously known as the world’s biggest flower that can grow up to three feet. This rare flower plant can be found in Amazon Rain Forest. In Indonesia Rafflesia is very common.
Orchid: These are more than 30,000 Orchid species are present in the World and Amazon, and there are a large variety of orchids present in the Amazon Rain Forest. Orchids adapted themselves to survive in the Rain Forest area. They absorb nutrition from the soil. Their secondary stem helps to store excess water to use in the necessary time.
Lobster Claws: Heliconia flower is popularly known as the Lobster claws flower, as its petals look similar to the claws of lobsters. They are of different colors but most of them are red with yellow on the top section. It is also a very common plant in the amazon rain forest.
Passion Flower: Passiflora flower is also known as the passion flower or passion vines. It belongs to the family Passifloraceae. They adapted to survive and grow in Rain forests. Heliconia butterfly is the source of pollen transmission.
Corpse Flower: The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is also known as Titan Arum. It is one of the biggest flowers of the amazon rainforest. It looks like a snake head and has one of the largest unbranched inflorescences in the world. It last for 24-36 hours which is very rare. In the middle of the flower, there is a huge – sharp part that looks similar to a mini banana plant is present. It is one of the largest flowering plants in the Amazon rain]n forest.
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