Arisaema urashima’s ‘fishing rod’ reels in its primary pollinator – ScienceDaily

The distinctive looking plant Arisaema urashima is a common sight in forests in Japan. It has a large spathe (sheath enclosing its flowers) from which hangs a filament-like appendage (which can reach lengths of over 50 cm) resembling a fishing rod and line. Its unusual shape was believed to resemble the Japanese fairy tale character …

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