Prepare to blush in this episode of Branch Out as we explore the unusual, ingenious and sometimes even deceptive ways plants are gettin' it on for the survival of their species.
More than just the birds and the bees
Plant sex is real, it’s happening all around us, and it’s not just up to the birds and the bees. Our flowering flora have honed a whole range of different reproduction processes over hundreds of millions of years to pass on their genes - and some of them, are just down right amazing.
In this slightly raunchy episode of Branch Out, you'll also hear about the incredible scientific efforts to make sure some of our most endangered plants, like orchids, can keep gettin' it on. Hit play below to take a deep dive into the fascinating world of plant reproduction with this awesome line up of experts:
- Dr Herve Sauquet - Systematic Botanist from the Australian Institute of Botanical Science based at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
- Dr Zoe-Joy Newby - Research Scientist from the Australian Institute of Botanical Science based at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
- Gavin Phillips - Seedbank Officer from the Australian Institute of Botanical Science based at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan