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No.24/ The sexual deception of orchids

24th TED-ED – TAW coproduction

Synopsis: Nearly 28,000 species of orchid grow all around the world, bearing every imaginable color, shape and pattern. There’s a cunning purpose behind these elaborate displays: many orchids trick insects into pollinating, sometimes even into having sex with them. How do they deploy these deceptive tactics? Anne Gaskett dives into the surprisingly complex ways orchids attract insects.

View full lesson: The sexual deception of orchids – Anne Gaskett

Length: 05 min 24 sec

Release Date: Feb 14, 2019

Educator Anne Gaskett

Director Mette Ilene Holmriis

Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott

Producer: TED-ED

Co-Producer Ian Otto, The Animation Workshop

Content Producer Gerta Xhelo

Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal

Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott

Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox

Script Editor Emma Bryce

Fact-checker Francisco Diez

About Mette: Mette Ilene Holmriis is a Copenhagen based animator and director with a passion for bringing characters to life. She graduated from The Animation Workshop in 2009 and has been working in feature films as well as commercial and games with international clients and partners.