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Caption: Timelapse footage of a developing flower of Arum maculatum. This common woodland plant is also known as lords and ladies and cuckoo pint. The true flowers are hidden beneath the brown spadix, enclosed by a green spathe. The spadix heats up and emits the smell of faeces, which attracts insects. These enter the lower chamber of the flower head and are trapped by a network of hairs. The insects are dusted with pollen while trapped, before the hairs wither away, freeing the pollen-covered insects to pollinate other flowers nearby. Mastered from originals, size 4288x2848.

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Clip Type:   RM  
Super High Res Size:   1920X1080  
Duration:   00:00:18.000  
Format:   QuickTime  
Bit Rate:   25 fps  
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Comp :   200X112 (0.00 M)  
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