Written by Joy
Jan 26 2021
Welwitschiales is a gymnospermous plant of the order Centenaria. There is only one species of this genus, Welwitschiales. Welwitschiales is not really an orchid, it is the only meaty plant in gymnosperms, the ancestor of the Chinese plant science Dr. Hu Xian Su called it the most unusual desert plant. Welwitschiales produces more than 10,000 seeds a year, but only 1 percent can grow into seedlings. The average life expectancy of the Welwitschiales is 500 to 600 years, with a few living for around 2000 years.