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Rare Orchid and the Beetle on Table Mountain

From UCT News
I found this really interesting -
Also the bit about the plant disappearing.
We had this at Cape Point - never new what happened to our Orchid.
Their happy ending was finding that they could use pollinators to see if endangered plants were present in the area. Amazing.

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β€œThe team realised that they could now survey for the flowers by using the synthesised chemical to attract beetles that might carry evidence of the real orchids.”
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They were clearly excited, and rightly so, by the possibilities this offered. Thanks for posting.