Flowers of D. setigerum
that have been visited and “tripped”; where they explosively open releasing
Flowers have evolved a whole load of ways to attract and select the best
pollinators. They use colour, scent, floral shape and a multitude of other
mechanisms to make sure their chances of reproduction are maximised. Desmodium setigerum, a member of pea family
that grows in eastern Africa, has evolved two such features that make it of
interest to pollination ecologists.
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