High-speed pollen release in the white mulberry tree, Morus alba L
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Sex Plant Reprod (2005) DOI: 10.1007/s00497-005-0018-9
Unfortunately, the publisher printed the abstract with errors. The correct sentence is given here.
The sudden release of stored elastic energy in the spring-like filament drove the stamen to straighten in less than 25 μs, and propelled the pollen grains to velocities in excess of half the speed of sound.