In addition to humans and animals, the plants on Earth also contain very strange features that surprise the scientific world.
#Giant water lotus (Victoria amazonica)
Superpower: Can hold objects weighing up to 80 kg above water.
Victoria amazonica is a large floating leaf flower in the water lily family up to 3 m (10 ft) across and held in place on an underwater stem 7-8 m (23-26 ft) long. On April 13, 2021, the World Records Union (WorldKings.org) officially announced the Victoria amazonica as the “World’s Largest Lotus”.
King lotus leaves have a very special texture. The underside consists of blood-red veins covered with a layer of jagged spines. Each mature leaf of the king lotus can withstand a load of up to 80kg, equivalent to the weight of an adult. The buds and flowers of the king lotus when budding are white. In the evening, the lotus flower gradually turns pink. And when the flower is about to fade, it has a deep purple color. The flowers of the king lotus have a mild fragrance to attract insects to pollinate.
#Shame Tree (Mimosa pudica)
Superpower: Leaves curl and droop when touched
The tree is native to South and Central America. In the world, the shame tree is also distributed in some Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Jamaica…Embarrassed leaves are double feathered, the side rolls are shaped like a propeller, lightly touching will automatically close. Each leaf usually has 15 to 20 pairs of leaflets and is stemless. The common peduncle of the leaves is usually 4cm long, hairy.
Each flower will be grown from the leaf axils with long stalks, spherical flowers, purple red. Larger plants will flower more and be pollinated by wind and insects. This plant responds by dropping its leaves and drooping when it encounters a collision. The mechanism of these movements is explained by a release of water from cells located on petioles and leaves. The shriveled leaves will reopen within minutes.
#The whistling plant (Vachellia drepanolobium)
Superpower: The tree can make a whistling sound to prevent animals from approaching
If you don’t know how to whistle, you can go to Africa to learn a natural plant. It sounds strange but don’t belittle, it’s just a tree but it whistles very well! This plant grows and grows in the dry forests of Africa. On the branches of Vachellia drepanolobium will develop a number of unusual spines with enlarged and hollow stalks.
Ants will nest on these spikes by punching small holes. The holes that the ants make allow air to enter the cavity inside the spike and make a whistling sound. Every time an animal approaches, they will make a melodious sound like a whistle.
#Sandbox tree (Hura crepitans)
Superpower: The fruit can explode and shoot seeds around
This tree can cause serious injuries if you try to climb on it. The sharp thorns protruding from the trunk give it an intimidating appearance, but the sandbox tree’s real weapon is its fruit. Shaped like pumpkins, when ripe, this fruit literally “explodes”, shooting out their seeds in all directions and up to 900m at a speed of about 240km/h.|
#corpse flower (titan arum)
Superpower: Emits a decaying corpse-like odor to attract insects
According to the Epoch Times, the most unpleasant flower in the world with the smell of rotting flesh is Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum). In 1878, Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari was the first Westerner to observe the Titan arum tree in the equatorial rainforest west of Sumatra, Indonesia. The Titan arum tree was then brought back to be planted in many parts of the world such as the UK and the US.
The plant has a huge underground tuber, weighing up to 75 kg. When in bloom, the plant looks like a giant flower. The stench attracts many pollinators such as carnivorous beetles and flies. Mo is green on the outside but the head is red like meat.
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