15 Rare Flowers in India | Types of Rare Beautiful Flowers

Last Updated: 19.10.2023

We all love flowers, don’t we? But do you know there are many species which we’ve not heard about? Here are some of the Rare flowers in India!

Flowers are famous for being a true essence of nature and can entice anyone with their distinctive beauty and fragrance. In India, flowers are pious, and people offer them to god as a reverence. Everyone is familiar with the most common flowers, but let’s have a look upon some Rare flowers in India that are not so much popular, and not many people know about them in the country.

Rare Flowers Name List

1. Flame Lily

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Botanical Name: Gloriosa superba

Growing on a herbaceous perennial, flame lily has wavy petals with orange, red to hot pink hues with a yellow base. Its flower consists of alternately arranged six petals that have an outer turning tendency. The glory of this flower has been written in many ayurvedic verses, including Charaka Samhita, and is said to treat inflammation, skin disorders, arthritis, wounds, and itching.

2. Striped Dewflower

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Botanical Name: Murdannia striatipetala

The petals have thin dark- purple margins with a set of white stamens in the center. This flower also comes in the orange-yellow shade as well. Flowering during spring to summers, this rare flower is native to some southern parts of India.

3. Mountain Balsam

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Botanical Name: Impatiens monticola

The yellow-orange flower of Impatiens monticola looks similar to Impatiens mengtszeana. It can rarely be seen in various parts of Manipur as well. This flower grows in the form of clusters on the upper leaf axils with lance-shape green bracts at the base.

4. Shirui lily

Botanical Name: Lilium mackliniae

One of the Rare Flowers in India, Shirui lily open up only during Monsoon, in June and July, only at the Ukhrul district of Manipur in India. It appears to have off-white color from a distance, but its petals have a negligible pale blue-pink hue and a hint of red-purple blotch at the base of this flower.

5. Law’s Ceropegia

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Botanical Name: Law’s ceropegia

This flower is not just rare but is blessed with exceptional beauty. This flower is in the form of a white-hued long tube, which is gracefully topped with a purple-ivory flower. Its five lobes are curled inward that appear like an enclosed bowl. This tubular flower is on the verge of extinction and can be seen at Sahyadri or the Western Ghats.

6. Rebe

Botanical Name: Begonia tessaricarpa

This flower was considered extinct but got rediscovered in national parks of Arunachal Pradesh. Rebe has two sepals and two petals with colors ranging from pale pink to ivory, along with golden stamens in the center. Apart from its eccentric beauty, it is known for its medicinal features as well.

7. Long Flowered Spider Lily

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Botanical Name: Pancratium longiflorum

The lily has six lobes with a slight green hint at the center. These petals in a milky white shade are comparatively narrow and curled outward. Also, the multitude of yellow pollens at its center complements well with the white petals.

8. Titan Arum

Botanical Name: Amorphophallus titanum

The specialty of this floral is that it open only for 48-hours and emits rotten meat like smell to attract insects. This large flower has green shade at outer petal and burgundy shade at the inside. It can grow up to 10 feet tall!

9. Candy Cane Sorrel

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Botanical Name: Oxalis versicolor

As the name suggests, this flower is of milky white color, but the edgings have crimson red color, giving it a candy-cane like an appearance. Native to South Africa, these trumpet-shaped flowers open during springtime or even in winters in some regions. Its buds close during cold weather and night time.

10. Kakabeak

Botanical Name: Clianthus

Flowering through spring to summers, this flower earned its name due to its beak-like shape with purple-red color, although some of its varieties have cream flowers also.

11. Jade Vine

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Botanical Name: Strongylodon macrobotrys

Jade vine flower is famous for its turquoise beauty, due to the presence of malvin and saponarin pigments. Endemic to the Philippines, the flower is declining rapidly due to the reduction in the numbers of natural pollinators like bats.

12. Hairy Toad Lily

Botanical Name: Tricyrtis hirta

All parts of this plant comprise of hairy structure, hence given such name. This flower appears in white to pale purple shade, and the whole surface of its petals have dark purple random blotches that enhance its look dramatically.

13. Queen of the night

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Botanical Name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum

These are night bloomers and comprises of trumpet-shaped flowers that consist of waxy petals in a cream color. Their charm is at the peak during night time when they release magnificently sweet fragrance in the surroundings to invite pollinators.

14. Yakla Snow Lotus

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Botanical Name: Himalaiella yakla

This lotus is native near the Himalayas and Sikkim state at an altitude above 3000. What makes this flower stand out from the pack is its unique architectural appearance. It has a deep purple shade, surrounded by a rosette of purple-hued bracts.

15. Yellow Ghost Orchid

Botanical Name: Aphyllorchis montana

You can find it in Southern India and the eastern Himalayas. The yellow ghost orchid has an unpredictable emergence. It has thin bracts and long tendrils at its lower petals that bend in a manner giving it an amusing visual.

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