There is a tradition in the blogosphere of posting something light on Fridays.
Most people post pictures of variousanimals, mostly cats, but I do not like doing what everyone else is doing. And once I’ve posted pictures of my cats (and I did, a couple of times, though never on a Friday), what’s the point of doing it again?
What can I do? How about something that is sure to bring in Google searchers?
That’s it. Every Friday, I’ll try to find an example of some cool organism involved in a strange reproductive practice. Today is the first such Friday. Enjoy….
This gives a new meaning to the idea of “self-love”:
“….the anther uncovers itself and rotates into a suitable position to insert into the stigma cavity, where fertilization takes place, they reported. Such is the exclusivity of the sexual relationship, they added, that flowers do not even transfer pollen to other flowers on the same plant.”
An orchid, of course. Who else would evolve such bizzare sexual practices…