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Old 06-22-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Scientists find self-fertilizing orchid

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060621/..._lonely_orchid


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The orchid defies gravity to twist the male part of its flower into the necessary shape to fertilize the female one, a team led by LaiQuang Huang of Tsinghua University found.

The plant does so without the help of sticky fluids or other methods used by self-pollinating plants to ensure that the pollen reaches the egg, LaiQuang reported. This makes it a new method of pollination, he said.
Now that is special.

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