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html In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants -- over a quarter million species -- have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing 'landing-strips' to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat Arum maculatum - Heats up to 15 C in comparison with Ambient temp. through metabolic activity (Refer Wiki for more info and Toxicity)
the heat creates a hospitable climate that helps to activate the beetle once it is inside the flower. and increases the probability of pollination. The main reason for raising and maintaining the flower’s temperature is for volatilizing and dispersing insect attracting odors. The sterile male flowers produce and maintain a constant temperature that is 30°C above that of the environment during the two days the entire flower structure is open. but it is really a modified leaf that serves to protect the spadix. Pollination is done by a Cyclocephala beetle species. The spathe is sometimes mistaken to be a flower. The sterile male flowers in the midsection serve to prevent self-fertilization and to produce heat. • Pollens can be used for forensic studies as well (Amazing … !!!! ) .Philodendron selloum . P. and fertile female flowers toward the end of the flower chamber. Additionally.The reproductive organ consists of a spadix grown at the center of a reproductive layer called the spathe. The constant high heat production increases the distance that the scent can be picked up by the beetle. This will also increase the probability of pollination. Interestingly. sterile male flowers at the center. instead of carbohydrate. The spadix is divided into three sections: fertile male flowers at the tip. to fuel this process.selloum metabolizes fat. This feature indicates a possible evolutionary convergence where this plant species and animal species derived similar mechanisms to utilize fat reserves for energy consumption.