Although the reproductive biology of the plants has been poorly studied, both its pollination and seed dispersal strategies appear to exploit animal relationships. Its flowers, which open at night, are visited by a beetle which feeds on pollen and the sticky fluid produced by the staminodes. In doing so, there is a strong probability that it transfers pollen from one flower to the stigma of another, thereby pollinating the plant (2) (3) (4). Further along the cycle of reproduction, native pigeons, parrots and fruit doves frequently eat the fruit of the masiratu. While a bird may destroy some of the seeds in the process, some seeds are scarified as they pass through the digestive tract of the bird, likely assisting in the seeds’ germination (2) (3).