RE: NANFA-- OFF TOPIC - Speaking of symbiotic relationships RE;

Crail, Todd (
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 11:44:20 -0400

And I for one am very glad vegetation took a trip down this divergent path
because this wind pollination business has just got to go! Can you imagine
hay fever season back when *everything* was wind pollinating? ahhhh-chooo!

My personal favorite example of pollination selection is still the "Corpse
Plant". :)

On a side note there is another species of terrestrial orchids (Ophrys)
with approximately 30 species. Ophrys insectifera, has a lip that
resembles the female Argogorytes mystaceus wasp. A male wasp in
attempting copulation fertilizes the flower. The inter relationship
between animals and flowers never fail to amaze me. It is a shame that
man doesn't respect the natural world and it's beauty more.

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