Here’s a list of the world’s largest, biggest, most massive, smallest, fastest and oldest plants.
There are thousands and thousands of plants species in the world. Flowering plants alone already numbers to over 230,000 species. Plants grow underwater and inland. Here’s a long list of plants that are world record title holders in Botany. Scroll down to find out the largest, smallest, heaviest, fastest plants in the world.
1. World’s Oldest Germinated Seed Title
The world’s oldest germinated seed is the Arctic Lupine or Lupinus arcticus which is 10,000 of dormancy. Other world’s oldest germinated seed include the Asian Water Lotus or Nelumbo nucifera which is 1,200 years and the Date Palm which is 2,000 years. Its binomial name is Phoenix dactylifera.
2. World’s Smallest Seed Title
The title for the world’s smallest seed belongs to the Opium Poppy or Papaver somviferum.
3. World’s Smallest Plant, Smallest Fruit and Smallest Flowering Plant Title
The world record holder title for the smallest plant belongs to the Watermeal or Wolffia. It is also commonly known as Duckweed. For comparison, a bouquet of one dozen plants will easily fit on the head of a pin. These plants are less than 2 millimeters (0.079 in) long.
4. World’s Softest Wood Title
The plant with the softest wood in the world is the Balsa Tree. It is very soft and light with a typical density of about 160 kg/m³.
5. World’s Hardest Wood Title