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ENH1260: Orchid Pollination Biology

Figure 5. Coryanthes bucket orchid, which secretes an oil that attracts a male euglossine bee, whereupon the buck snaps shut to trap the male, who, in extricating himself, comes in contact with the pollinia.

Credit: Orchi, (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)