With their pungent aromas and vibrant blooms, orchids lure insects, green-thumbs, and romantics alike. Marc Hachadourian, the New York Botanical Garden’s curator of orchids, describes some of the deceptive methods orchids use to manipulate species into becoming their pollinators.
Produced by Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network
Additional stills and video by
Jean Claessens / European Orchids , Shutterstock
Thomas Williams, Lisa Spink, Esculapio, Orquídeas del Perú, Orchi (C.C. 3.0) ,
Eric Hunt , Nicolas J. Vereecken (C.C. 3.0),
Gaspar R Avila / Alamy Stock Photo, Ong Poh Teck (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)