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Sex, Lies and Orchids

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http://www.sciencefriday.com With their pungent aromas and vibrant blooms, orchids lure insects, green-thumbs, and romantics alike. Marc Hachadourian, the New York Botanical Garden's curator of orchids, describes some of the deceptive methods orchids use to manipulate species into becoming their pollinators. Produced by Luke Groskin Music by Audio Network Additional stills and video by Jean Claemmens and Jacques Kleynen (Europeanorchids.com), Shutterstock, Thomas Williams, Lisa Spink, Esculapio,Orquídeas del Perú, Orchi (C.C. 3.0) , Eric Hunt , Nicolas J. Vereecken (C.C. 3.0) , Gaspar R Avila / Alamy Stock Photo, Ong Poh Teck (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)