Sainsbury Laboratory Auditorium. Doors open 7pm. Lecture followed by coffee and biscuits in the atrium.
This talk will explore a fascinating world in which plants trick, kill, steal and kidnap – plants you could scarcely imagine even exist: carnivores that drug, drown and consume unsuspecting insect prey; flowers that mimic rotting flesh to attract pollinating flies, and orchids that duplicitously look, feel and even smell like a female insect to bamboozle sex-crazed male bees. Chris will take you on a virtual guided tour of weird plants from around the world.