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.”
They were clearly excited, and rightly so, by the possibilities this offered. Thanks for posting.