Orchidee met de geur van zweetvoeten

Eerder hadden we hier: LinkNotes: Giant Stinker
maar deze kan er ook wat van. De onlangs ontdekte Yosemite bog-orchidee ruikt naar zweetvoeten:

SAN FRANCISCO — Scientists announced Monday the discovery of a rare — and stinky — orchid species that flourishes only in the wet meadows of a beloved portion of Yosemite National Park.

Botanist Alison Colwell said the species' minute, tennis-ball-yellow flowers weren't what first led her to it, but rather the smell of sweaty feet that the Yosemite bog-orchid emits to attract pollinators.

via: Spluch: New orchid smells like 'sweaty feet'