Q. 9

Name the flowerin

Answer :

Ophrys is a flowering plant that employs “sexual deceit” to get pollinated by a specie of bee.

In this flower, one of its petals resembles the female bee in size, marking and colour. Thus, it attracts the male bee, which pseudo copulates and gets dusted with pollen from the flower. As the same male bee flies to a different flower ofOphrys,it pseudo- copulates again and pollination occurs.

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