Unusual plants of the world. Predatory beauty or useful unusualness
A huge number of wonderful worksart, created by nature, is stored by our planet. Fantastic waterfalls, the hulks of rock rocks, resting on the defenseless sky, amazing atolls, the amazing variety of the underwater world, entertaining animals and unusual plants - this truly can be proud of every inhabitant of the planet. Almost every continent has one or more such representatives on its own expanses.
As a rule, not everything beautiful is safe. So, unbelievable in its beauty, unusual plants can bring death to many insects. One of such dangerous predatory representatives of the flora is sardine Cape. Its Latin name sounds like "drosera capensis". This cute at first glance plant accumulates at the tips of its hairs sticky liquid, which is a deadly trap for insects. This is what the sundew uses, turning off the hairs and eating the victim. This specimen grows in South Africa.
In general, Africa is a huge territory on whichnumerous unusual plants of the world grow. Here found its refuge of boevia winding, bulbs which in diameter can reach 20 cm, while being very poisonous.
Also Africa is the birthplace of the plant,existing exclusively in very arid regions - Velvichia is amazing. What is really surprising is that this representative of the flora can grow 2000 years, while the length of the leaves can reach 8 meters.
Unusual plants growing in Africa,their properties can puzzle even scientists. Pollia condensata is a fantastic plant with bright blue fruits. It is noteworthy that, as such, there is no such coloring pigment in the berries of this fruit. As there is no such pigment from peacocks, scarab beetles and butterflies.
Of course, one more corner of the world, rich inunusual plants, is Asia. So, a giant rafflesia flower found shelter in the tropical forests of this part of the world. More than 1 meter in diameter and more than 5 kg in weight, this beautiful plant grows along elephant trails. In this case, animals attacking him, transfer the spores to new places. Rafflesia does not have a stem and leaves. And the smell coming from it, can not be called pleasant: rotten meat, the aroma of which is saturated with petals and the core of the flower, attracts only numerous insects.
The most unusual plants can also be the mostuseful. For example, rambutan is a tropical fruit growing on the territory of South-East Asia. Numerous admirers of this tropical hairy whale assert that under the soft spiked cover hides an amazing flesh, giving a long life. It can be consumed both fresh and canned, which Europeans enjoy with pleasure, buying jams from rambutan.
Another fruit representative of unusualThe plant is a dragon fruit. Growing in the same place, where rambutan, this delicious fruit is a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. In addition, Pitaya (as the mother is called this fruit) allows you to normalize blood pressure, stabilize the blood sugar and cholesterol.