12 Mar '18, 4am

The odd durian "superfruit" requires bats for pollination

The odd durian "superfruit" requires bats for pollination

(Natural News ) The durian is a divisive fruit, but a recent study has revealed that the “King of Fruits” may need help from a threatened species of bats. According to the findings, flying foxes, bats in the Pteropus and Acerodon genus – the largest in the world – could be crucial pollinators for durian . The durian fruit is either famous or infamous, depending on who you ask. Those who love the fruit can’t get enough of its flavor while those who hate it become nauseous just by smelling it. Durian has a potent odor, and it is often banned on public transport. Sheema Abdul Aziz was the lead researcher for the project, which was done as part of her Ph.D. at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in France. She explains that while it was already a known fact that flying foxes feed on durian flowers, not even researchers are sure if the bats destroy the flowers in the proce...

Full article: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-11-the-odd-durian-sup...

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