Porcupine tomato:

As if the name weren't attracting enough attention, there are also connivent, poricidal anthers to remind you of conniving porcine stuff that would be completely unrelated. Then there is also buzz-pollination via sonication. Seems like the beginnings of a sci-fi novel, doesn't it?

The plant and fantastic write-up: http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2015/07/solanum-pyracanthos.php

 

SSonication: http://www.anneleonard.com/buzz-pollination/

 

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