Scientists agree that the Tongue Orchid uses it fragrance and pollen to attract bees who then help with pollination.
Apparently many flowers use this decoy method to spread their pollen, but the Tongue orchid seems to be the most extreme blossom in this category.
In a new study evidence has been presented that the male bees sucked in by the temptress stay long after they pick up the grains of pollen.
In fact according to the Journal of Bee Copulation: "...males not only try to mate with them...they actually do...to the point of ejaculation". Scientist Anne Blown-Gaskett calls it "true copulation": "These bees squirm and thrust and shake all about until they get so excited...oh god! They just burst! And can you blame them? Have you ever seen the big red tongue on that orchid...so firm and moist and huge ...oh God! It's enough to make you lose your… scientific objectivity!", Gaskett mused while taking a long drag on her cigarette.