All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Piper insectifugum, monopodial orthotropic stem climbing by means of adventitious roots and producing a lateral sympodial stem at each main stem leaf axil, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

    Piper insectifugum, monopodial orthotropic stem climbing by means of adventitious roots and producing a lateral sympodial stem at each main stem leaf axil, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

  • Piper insectifugum, detail of leaf venation on lateral sympodial branches, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

    Piper insectifugum, detail of leaf venation on lateral sympodial branches, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

  • Piper insectifugum climbing along a coconut stipe, leaf veins prominently apparent, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

    Piper insectifugum climbing along a coconut stipe, leaf veins prominently apparent, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

  • Piper insectifugum climbing along tree trunk and producing continuously lateral sympodial branches at each leaf axil, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

    Piper insectifugum climbing along tree trunk and producing continuously lateral sympodial branches at each leaf axil, Mbambanga, Solomon Islands

  • Piper sp., erect transparent hairs probably acting like optic fiber,  resulting in high chlorophyll concentration at the base , Tenaru Falls, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

    Piper sp., erect transparent hairs probably acting like optic fiber, resulting in high chlorophyll concentration at the base , Tenaru Falls, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

  • Piper sp., strong foliar dimorphism between small kidney shaped leaves on monopodial main stem fixed by adventitious roots and big oval leaves on plagiotropic detached fertile stems, Manado, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., strong foliar dimorphism between small kidney shaped leaves on monopodial main stem fixed by adventitious roots and big oval leaves on plagiotropic detached fertile stems, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., strong foliar dimorphism between the small kidney shaped leaves on monopodial main stem fixed by adventitious roots and big oval leaves on plagiotropic detached fertile stems, Manado, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., strong foliar dimorphism between the small kidney shaped leaves on monopodial main stem fixed by adventitious roots and big oval leaves on plagiotropic detached fertile stems, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., monopodial stems with kidney shaped leaves and adventitious roots creeping on forest floor, Manado, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., monopodial stems with kidney shaped leaves and adventitious roots creeping on forest floor, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., monopodial stems with kidney shaped leaves and adventitious roots creeping on forest floor like ivy, Manado, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., monopodial stems with kidney shaped leaves and adventitious roots creeping on forest floor like ivy, Manado, North Sulawesi

  • Piper cf. decumanum, strongly bullate leaf blades on monopodial climbing stem, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Piper cf. decumanum, strongly bullate leaf blades on monopodial climbing stem, Madang, Papua New Guinea

  • Piper lessertianum, monopodial stem creeping on forest floor, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Piper lessertianum, monopodial stem creeping on forest floor, Madang, Papua New Guinea

  • Piper lessertianum, monopodial stem creeping on forest floor, characteristic cordate auriculate leaf bases, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Piper lessertianum, monopodial stem creeping on forest floor, characteristic cordate auriculate leaf bases, Madang, Papua New Guinea

  • Piper sp. monopodial stems with brown leaves creeping on forest floor, Karawari, Sepik, Papua New Guinea

    Piper sp. monopodial stems with brown leaves creeping on forest floor, Karawari, Sepik, Papua New Guinea

  • Piper sp., monopodial creeping stem with brown leaves totally cryptic among pebbles in a small forest stream, Sepik, Papua New Guinea

    Piper sp., monopodial creeping stem with brown leaves totally cryptic among pebbles in a small forest stream, Sepik, Papua New Guinea

  • Piper cf. magnibaccum, creeping juvenile with blackish leaves and pink veins, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Piper cf. magnibaccum, creeping juvenile with blackish leaves and pink veins, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Piper porphyrophyllum creeping on limestone rocks at cave entrance, Gunung Mulu NP, Sarawak, Borneo

    Piper porphyrophyllum creeping on limestone rocks at cave entrance, Gunung Mulu NP, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Piper porphyrophyllum creeping on limestone rocks, Gunung Mulu NP, Sarawak, Borneo

    Piper porphyrophyllum creeping on limestone rocks, Gunung Mulu NP, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Piper porphyrophyllum, silver pink refringent design along the main veins, Gunung Mulu NP, Sarawak, Borneo

    Piper porphyrophyllum, silver pink refringent design along the main veins, Gunung Mulu NP, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Piper porphyrophyllum, young individual with brown leaves and pink refringent blotches along the main veins, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Piper porphyrophyllum, young individual with brown leaves and pink refringent blotches along the main veins, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Piper argyrites, silver mottled leaf on creeping stem, Khao Lampi, Hat Thai Mueang NP, Phang Nga,Thailand

    Piper argyrites, silver mottled leaf on creeping stem, Khao Lampi, Hat Thai Mueang NP, Phang Nga,Thailand

  • Patrick Blanc observing a male individual of Piper guineense with huge leaves, Campo, Cameroon, 1991

    Patrick Blanc observing a male individual of Piper guineense with huge leaves, Campo, Cameroon, 1991

  • Patrick Blanc observing a sample of a male Piper guineense, Canopy Raft expedition, Cameroon, 1991

    Patrick Blanc observing a sample of a male Piper guineense, Canopy Raft expedition, Cameroon, 1991

  • Piper guineense, vigorous male individual producing stolons up to one meter above ithe soil, these stolons acquiring progressively the function of stilt feeding roots, Campo, Cameroon

    Piper guineense, vigorous male individual producing stolons up to one meter above ithe soil, these stolons acquiring progressively the function of stilt feeding roots, Campo, Cameroon

  • Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes creeping on forest soil, with adventitious roots, and becoming functionnally like feeding roots for main stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes creeping on forest soil, with adventitious roots, and becoming functionnally like feeding roots for main stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes growing downwards on forest soil, and becoming functionnally like feeding roots for the main climbing stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes growing downwards on forest soil, and becoming functionnally like feeding roots for the main climbing stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., a new green stolon will continue its  propagation distal growth while its proximal part will be rooting in the soil and thus become functionnally a feeding root for the main climbing stem, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

    Piper sp., a new green stolon will continue its propagation distal growth while its proximal part will be rooting in the soil and thus become functionnally a feeding root for the main climbing stem, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

  • Passiflora rovirosae and a similarly maculate Dioscorea creeping on forest floor, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Passiflora rovirosae and a similarly maculate Dioscorea creeping on forest floor, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with plain green deltoid leaves, Tikal, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with plain green deltoid leaves, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, white hydathodes terminating the veins of the plain green leaf form, Tikal, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, white hydathodes terminating the veins of the plain green leaf form, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a slightly maculate deltoid leaf form in a small hole of Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a slightly maculate deltoid leaf form in a small hole of Maya ruins, Tikal, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deltoid maculate leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala)

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deltoid maculate leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala)

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with shallowly lobed leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with shallowly lobed leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with lobed leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with lobed leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deeply lobed maculate leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deeply lobed maculate leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deeply lobed spider like leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deeply lobed spider like leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deeply lobed spider like leaves and a form with smaller deltoid leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Dorstenia contrajerva, a form with deeply lobed spider like leaves and a form with smaller deltoid leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Syngonium angustatum, juvenile with silver design along the midrib, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Syngonium angustatum, juvenile with silver design along the midrib, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Syngonium angustatum, juvenile with plain green leaves on forest floor, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

    Syngonium angustatum, juvenile with plain green leaves on forest floor, Las Lagunas, Flores, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, a form with wide silvery succulent leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Peten, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, a form with wide silvery succulent leaves, Las Lagunas, Flores, Peten, Guatemala

  • Tradescantia spathacea, a form with bright silver patch along the midrib, Tikal, Guatemala

    Tradescantia spathacea, a form with bright silver patch along the midrib, Tikal, Guatemala

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