The world is home to a great variety of flora if you know where to look. Here is a guide to five of the most interesting trees to be found across the globe for any nature lovers out there.
Rainbow Eucalyptus, Philippines
At first glance, this tree appears to have been painted all the colors of the rainbow. Native to the Philippines, its bark slowly peels off to reveal a burst of color from bright greens and blues through to a deep purple.
Chapel Oak, France
This 800-year-old tree was struck by lighting and its enormous trunk converted into two chapels in the 1600s. A staircase winds up the center of the tree to give access to the second chapel, where mass is celebrated twice per year.
The round, black fruit of this unusual tree grows up its trunk giving the impression that the plant has oily scales.
The Boab Prison Tree, Western Australia
The trunk of this 1500-year-old Boab tree, 14 meters in circumference, was converted into a prison cell for housing prisoners on their way into the Australian town of Derby.
Pennantia Baylisiana, New Zealand
Found in the Three Kings Islands off of the north coast of New Zealand, this tree is remarkable as it is the only known example of its kind in the world.