Tongue Orchids & Corpseflowers: 7 Insanely Weird Plant Species – Cool Green Science

Weird animals get all the attention, but the plant kingdom has its own assortment of absurdly weird evolutionary oddities. So read on to meet the plant that eats shrew poo, the orchid that has sex with itself, and the embarrassingly phallic titan arum.

Orchids are well known for their sexual deviousness; several species turn tricks by evolving flowers that resemble female insects, or even smell like them, which lures male insects in for a closer look, and inevitable pollen-dusting. But Australia’s tongue orchids take this sexual deception to a whole new level…[READ MORE]

Source: Tongue Orchids & Corpseflowers: 7 Insanely Weird Plant Species – Cool Green Science

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