Uncommonly Found

Species of Plants

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Pitcher plants are mostly found at Mount Victoria in Palawan, Philippines. They are carnivorous i.e. trapping animals in liquid-filled bowls, or pitchers. The Attenborough pitchers can trap insects and even rats.

Attenborough’s Pitcher Plant

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The suicide palm is found in north-west Madagascar. It is enormous in size reaching trunk heights of 18m and 5m in width. The suicide palm lives for approximately 50 years, flowers bloom once and die soon after.

The Suicide Palm

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This orchid spends its entire life underground in the Broom bush shrubland in western Australia. This species produces more than 100 reddish flowers with a strong fragrance. 

Western Underground Orchid

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The golf ball is found in the mountains of Queretaro, Mexico. It is a small, white cactus that looks like a golf ball, hence the name.

Golf Ball

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The Venda cycad is found only in Limpopo, South Africa and was first described in 1996. The Venda cycad is hairy looking and is threatened by illegal collecting for ornamental purposes.

Venda Cycad

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The jellyfish tree is the only living member of the Medusagynaceae family, living on the island of Mahe in Seychelles. It was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the 70s. 

Jellyfish Tree

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The poke-me-boy tree is a spiny shrub found on the islands of Anegada and Fallen Jerusalem in the British Virgin Islands. These trees are often swamped by rising sea levels due to the location of the islands they inhabit.

Poke-Me-Boy Tree

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This miniature parsley plant is found on a volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is an extremely rare with only about 40 mature individuals in the wild.

Ascension Island Parsley Fern

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The coral tree has bright red flowers and a spiny trunk. It is found in remote forests of south-east Tanzania. The forest was thought to be cleared for biofuels, along with the species. There are fewer than 50 individuals left in the world.

Coral Tree

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