Sexual Encounters of the Floral Kind

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 50 min ----- 16mm/vhs//
  • Plants don't hold up their flowers to heaven and the sun simply to be noticed: they are designed for one thing only. Sex in the plant world involves dressing up, advertising, seduction, the use of some intriguing aids and even a little cheating, human style. For this investigation into the extraordinary sex life of plants, Oxford Scientific Films have searched Australia, the Arctic, Central America and the British countryside to reveal the intriguing and bizarre encounters between plants and their pollinators--the "go-betweens" on unwitting errands of love. (Scientific adviser: Bastian J. D. Meeuse, University of Washington)
  • Topics: (Biology, Botany)