24 Oct '17, 10am

via @botanyone

via @botanyone

Durian has yet to take off as a major fruit in the West. This might be due to the smell, which as been described as “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock “. Despite this demand is booming for durian. And this means that management of durian orchards is becoming more pressured. Obviously there’s no fruit without pollination and durian has some unusual pollinators. Chiefly it seems to be pollinated by bats, along with spiderhunters (a bird) and giant honey bees . This is due to a rich nectar, which packs 869 calories per millilitre . To get a whole millilitre you’d need to visit just three flowers. That’s quite a food source and it’s not just attractive to cave bats and birds. It also attracts Pteropus hypomelanus , the flying fox, the biggest fruitbat in the world. What happens when a massive bat hits the durian trees? It’s been thought that it’s damage to the f...

Full article: https://www.botany.one/2017/10/persecuted-forager-may-key...

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