All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Polyscias (syn. Gastonia) serratifolia, two monocaulous trees in lowland swampy forest, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

    Polyscias (syn. Gastonia) serratifolia, two monocaulous trees in lowland swampy forest, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

  • Polyscias (syn. Gastonia) serratifolia, monocaulous tree with crowded leaves at the top, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

    Polyscias (syn. Gastonia) serratifolia, monocaulous tree with crowded leaves at the top, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

  • Polyscias (syn. Gastonia) serratifolia, branched terminal inflorescence, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

    Polyscias (syn. Gastonia) serratifolia, branched terminal inflorescence, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

  • Alchemilla johnstonii, water excreted by hydathodes at leaf border during sunset and night is frozen at early morning, Mt Ruwenzori, 4 000 m asl, Uganda

    Alchemilla johnstonii, water excreted by hydathodes at leaf border during sunset and night is frozen at early morning, Mt Ruwenzori, 4 000 m asl, Uganda

  • Senecio adnivalis rosette covered by snow, Mt Ruwenzori, 4 400 m asl, Uganda

    Senecio adnivalis rosette covered by snow, Mt Ruwenzori, 4 400 m asl, Uganda

  • Lycopodium crassum, Virgen Pass, 4000 m asl, Papallacta, Ecuador

    Lycopodium crassum, Virgen Pass, 4000 m asl, Papallacta, Ecuador

  • Apocynaceae indet., highly branched juvenile shingle individual carpetting a rock, Tioman, Malaysia

    Apocynaceae indet., highly branched juvenile shingle individual carpetting a rock, Tioman, Malaysia

  • Mansoa parvifolia, juvenile stage appressed to tre trunk, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Mansoa parvifolia, juvenile stage appressed to tre trunk, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

  • Pothos sp. sect. Eupothos on tree trunk, Alaminos, Luzon, Philippines

    Pothos sp. sect. Eupothos on tree trunk, Alaminos, Luzon, Philippines

  • Pothos sp., Sect. Allopothos, shingle leaved appressed young stage and adult stage at top with detached leaves, Langkawi, Malaysia

    Pothos sp., Sect. Allopothos, shingle leaved appressed young stage and adult stage at top with detached leaves, Langkawi, Malaysia

  • Rhaphidophora sylvestris, young shingle stage with rectangular appressed stem, Langkawi, Malaysia

    Rhaphidophora sylvestris, young shingle stage with rectangular appressed stem, Langkawi, Malaysia

  • Monstera dubia, shingle appressed silver mottled leaves of juvenile form, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Monstera dubia, shingle appressed silver mottled leaves of juvenile form, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

  • Piper obtusissimum (syn. P.  clypeatum), shingle leaves appressed to tree trunk thus exhibiting thigmotropism,  Sumatra

    Piper obtusissimum (syn. P. clypeatum), shingle leaves appressed to tree trunk thus exhibiting thigmotropism, Sumatra

  • Marcgraviaceae sp., shingle appressed leaves of the juvenile plant, Manu NP, 2000 m, Peru

    Marcgraviaceae sp., shingle appressed leaves of the juvenile plant, Manu NP, 2000 m, Peru

  • Upward appressed shingle leaves of a climbing Piper, Redang, Malaysia

    Upward appressed shingle leaves of a climbing Piper, Redang, Malaysia

  • Trichomanes ankersii with thigmotropic fronds tightly appressed to a tree trunk, Saul, French Guyana

    Trichomanes ankersii with thigmotropic fronds tightly appressed to a tree trunk, Saul, French Guyana

  • Trichomanes cf. tuerckheimii, fronds tightly appressed to tree trunk, Utria NP, Choco, Colombia

    Trichomanes cf. tuerckheimii, fronds tightly appressed to tree trunk, Utria NP, Choco, Colombia

  • Trichomanes cf. tuerckheimii, fronds tightly appressed to tree trunk and covering every irregular surface, Utria NP, Choco, Colombia

    Trichomanes cf. tuerckheimii, fronds tightly appressed to tree trunk and covering every irregular surface, Utria NP, Choco, Colombia

  • Trichomanes cf. tuerckheimii, fronds tightly appressed to tree trunk, nervation close up, Utria NP, Choco, Colombia

    Trichomanes cf. tuerckheimii, fronds tightly appressed to tree trunk, nervation close up, Utria NP, Choco, Colombia

  • Liana, climbing from tree to tree, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Liana, climbing from tree to tree, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., strong leaf dimorphism between round orbicular leaves of climbing monopodial stem and elongate leaves of sympodial stems, Manado, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., strong leaf dimorphism between round orbicular leaves of climbing monopodial stem and elongate leaves of sympodial stems, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., monopodial phase with orbicular leaves creeping on forest floor, similar to some Geophila species, Manado, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., monopodial phase with orbicular leaves creeping on forest floor, similar to some Geophila species, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Bauhinia winitii, young erect and plagiotropic shrubby individual with ferny foliage, Ratchaburi, Thailand

    Bauhinia winitii, young erect and plagiotropic shrubby individual with ferny foliage, Ratchaburi, Thailand

  • Bauhinia winitii, stems, small leaves and big seed pods, Ratchaburi, Thailand

    Bauhinia winitii, stems, small leaves and big seed pods, Ratchaburi, Thailand

  • Rhaphidophora tenuis, Padawan, Sarawak

    Rhaphidophora tenuis, Padawan, Sarawak

  • Typhonium violifolium with bulbils at each leaf acumen, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

    Typhonium violifolium with bulbils at each leaf acumen, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

  • Three monophyllous species, Ariopsis protanthera, Begonia cf. saxifragifolia and juvenile Argostemma cordatum, growing side by side on a vertical mossy limestone rock, Hinboun, Laos

    Three monophyllous species, Ariopsis protanthera, Begonia cf. saxifragifolia and juvenile Argostemma cordatum, growing side by side on a vertical mossy limestone rock, Hinboun, Laos

  • Peliosanthes sinica, large vegetative population covering an earth bank just above a small forest stream, Xishuangbanna, China

    Peliosanthes sinica, large vegetative population covering an earth bank just above a small forest stream, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Peliosanthes sinica, succession of cataphylls and foliage leaves along the stem, Xishuangbanna, China

    Peliosanthes sinica, succession of cataphylls and foliage leaves along the stem, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Peliosanthes sinica, active vegetative propagation through alternation of leaf rosettes and cataphylls along decumbant stem producing adventitious roots, Xishuangbanna, China

    Peliosanthes sinica, active vegetative propagation through alternation of leaf rosettes and cataphylls along decumbant stem producing adventitious roots, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Peliosanthes sinica, alternation of leaf rosettes and cataphylls along stem, Xishuangbanna, China

    Peliosanthes sinica, alternation of leaf rosettes and cataphylls along stem, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Peliosanthes sinica, growth units alternating 6 to 8 cataphylls between 3 to 4 rosetted foliage leaves  along stem, Xishuangbanna, China

    Peliosanthes sinica, growth units alternating 6 to 8 cataphylls between 3 to 4 rosetted foliage leaves along stem, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Argostemma lobbii on a vertical rock, seasonal stem from small tuber exhibiting strong anisophylly, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

    Argostemma lobbii on a vertical rock, seasonal stem from small tuber exhibiting strong anisophylly, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

  • Argostemma lobbii exhibiting strong anisophylly and pseudo whorls of of six leaf elements, one big leaf, one small opposite and two stipules, each divided to the base in two parts, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

    Argostemma lobbii exhibiting strong anisophylly and pseudo whorls of of six leaf elements, one big leaf, one small opposite and two stipules, each divided to the base in two parts, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

  • Pilea angulata, plagiotropic shoot exhibiting shade avoidance in the opposite leaves due to differential petiole length and blade direction, Mt Kinabalu, Borneo

    Pilea angulata, plagiotropic shoot exhibiting shade avoidance in the opposite leaves due to differential petiole length and blade direction, Mt Kinabalu, Borneo

  • Pilea angulata, perfect leaf shade avoidance through anisophylly and backwards orientation of the small leaf axis, Gunung Merapi NP, Java

    Pilea angulata, perfect leaf shade avoidance through anisophylly and backwards orientation of the small leaf axis, Gunung Merapi NP, Java

  • Boehmeria nivea, plagiotropic distal shoot exhibiting shade avoidance in the leaves due to differential petiole length and blade direction, Hangzhou, China

    Boehmeria nivea, plagiotropic distal shoot exhibiting shade avoidance in the leaves due to differential petiole length and blade direction, Hangzhou, China

  • Cuatresia cf. garciae, plagiotropic branches and orthotropic new central stem, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Cuatresia cf. garciae, plagiotropic branches and orthotropic new central stem, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

  • Cuatresia cf. garciae, perfect distribution of the big and small leaves of the sympodial units of the plagiotropic shoot, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Cuatresia cf. garciae, perfect distribution of the big and small leaves of the sympodial units of the plagiotropic shoot, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

  • Cuatresia cf. garciae, berries under hairy leaves and stem, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Cuatresia cf. garciae, berries under hairy leaves and stem, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

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