Santa Cruz waterlily has strikingly beautiful lily pads up to two metres wide, with prickly undersides and wide, upturned rims.
The titan arum is a giant among plants, with a massive flowering structure that rises some three metres above the ground. Its flowering is rare and unpredictable, and always grabs the headlines.
Nepenthes bicalcarata, a distinctively 'fanged' pitcher plant from Borneo, has a mutually beneficial relationship with ants living inside its tendrils.
A pitcher plant from the Philippines, description of Nepenthes robcantleyi was based on plants known from only a single location, where the forest has since been cut down.
Haller's anemone is insulated with dense hairs, allowing it to grow even in freezing temperatures.
Dracaena jayniana is an endangered dragon tree from Thailand, the dried red sap of which is used to make a tonic drink.
A parasite growing on the roots of a range of woody plants, toothwort owes its common name to its flowering and fruiting stems, which have been said to resemble a row of teeth.
The striking flowers of the bee orchid resemble a bee, resting on a pink flower.
Few can resist touching the compound leaves of the sensitive plant and watching them fold up in response.
A ragged-leaved inhabitant of African desert, some tree tumbos are believed to be over 1,000 years old.