How does floral pattern of Mediterranean orchid Ophrys guarantee cross pollination.

C.B.S.E 2010

Answer

The Mediterranean orchid Ophrys employs sexual deceit to get pollination done by a species of bee. One petal of its flower bears an uncanny resemblance with the female bee in colour, markings and size. The male is attracted to what it perceives as a female, psedocopulates with the flower and in this process it pollinates the flower.

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