All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Boehmeria macrophylla, very long acumen in developping young leaves, Patrick Blanc Home

    Boehmeria macrophylla, very long acumen in developping young leaves, Patrick Blanc Home

  • Boehmeria densiflora, hydathods secretion, Taroko, Taiwan

    Boehmeria densiflora, hydathods secretion, Taroko, Taiwan

  • Cissus sp. growing on limestone cave walls, calcium carbonate excreted by hydathodes, Amboni caves, Tanga, Tanzania

    Cissus sp. growing on limestone cave walls, calcium carbonate excreted by hydathodes, Amboni caves, Tanga, Tanzania

  • Hydathodes secreting water at the leaf edges of a Vitaceae species, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

    Hydathodes secreting water at the leaf edges of a Vitaceae species, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

  • Chloranthus serratus, hydatherous teeth along leaf margin, Japan

    Chloranthus serratus, hydatherous teeth along leaf margin, Japan

  • Pentaphragma begoniaefolium with prominent hydatherous leaf marginal teeths, Perak, Malaysia

    Pentaphragma begoniaefolium with prominent hydatherous leaf marginal teeths, Perak, Malaysia

  • Pentaphragma begoniaefolium, inflorescence, leaf asymetry and marginal hydatherous teeth, Perak, Malaysia

    Pentaphragma begoniaefolium, inflorescence, leaf asymetry and marginal hydatherous teeth, Perak, Malaysia

  • Pentaphragma begoniaefolium, flower close-up, marginal hydathodes and shiny leaf surface due to lens shaped epidermal cells, Perak, Malaysia

    Pentaphragma begoniaefolium, flower close-up, marginal hydathodes and shiny leaf surface due to lens shaped epidermal cells, Perak, Malaysia

  • Pentaphragma ellipticum, leaf blade with marginal hydathodes surrounded by densely tufted hairs, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Pentaphragma ellipticum, leaf blade with marginal hydathodes surrounded by densely tufted hairs, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Pentaphragma ellipticum, marginal hydathodes surrounded by densely tufted hairs, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Pentaphragma ellipticum, marginal hydathodes surrounded by densely tufted hairs, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Hedyosmum cf. scaberrimum, hydathodes teeth along leaf margin, Punta Brava, Arusi, Choco, Colombia

    Hedyosmum cf. scaberrimum, hydathodes teeth along leaf margin, Punta Brava, Arusi, Choco, Colombia

  • Hedyosmum cf. scaberrimum, leaf with hydatherous dentate margin, Punta Brava, Arusi, Choco, Colombia

    Hedyosmum cf. scaberrimum, leaf with hydatherous dentate margin, Punta Brava, Arusi, Choco, Colombia

  • Begonia hughesii, hydathodes excreting water

    Begonia hughesii, hydathodes excreting water

  • Miconia plukenetii, water excreted by hydathodes along the margin of the lower leaf surface, Petit Saut, French Guyana

    Miconia plukenetii, water excreted by hydathodes along the margin of the lower leaf surface, Petit Saut, French Guyana

  • Impatiens sp., water excreted by hydathodes, Khao Sok NP, Thailand

    Impatiens sp., water excreted by hydathodes, Khao Sok NP, Thailand

  • Impatiens sp. excreting water through hydathodes in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

    Impatiens sp. excreting water through hydathodes in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

  • Impatiens sp. marginal toothed hydathodes excreting water in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

    Impatiens sp. marginal toothed hydathodes excreting water in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

  • Hydrocotyle humboldtii, hydathodes excreting water at the periphery of the leaf blade, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Hydrocotyle humboldtii, hydathodes excreting water at the periphery of the leaf blade, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

  • Leea guineensis, compound leaf with marginal hydathodes excreting water at early morning, Campo, Cameroun

    Leea guineensis, compound leaf with marginal hydathodes excreting water at early morning, Campo, Cameroun

  • Leea guineensis, leaf marginal hydathodes excreting water at early morning, Campo, Cameroun

    Leea guineensis, leaf marginal hydathodes excreting water at early morning, Campo, Cameroun

  • Tropaeolum deckerianum, rain water droplets pearling on the non wettable leaf surface, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Tropaeolum deckerianum, rain water droplets pearling on the non wettable leaf surface, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

  • Pentagonia macrophylla, old leaf totally covered by epiphylles such as algae, mosses and liverworts, Terco, Nuqui, Choco, Colombia

    Pentagonia macrophylla, old leaf totally covered by epiphylles such as algae, mosses and liverworts, Terco, Nuqui, Choco, Colombia

  • Pentagonia macrophylla, old leaf totally covered by epiphylls such as algae, mosses and liverworts, close up,Terco, Nuqui, Choco, Colombia

    Pentagonia macrophylla, old leaf totally covered by epiphylls such as algae, mosses and liverworts, close up,Terco, Nuqui, Choco, Colombia

  • Piper sp., reticulate nervation, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Piper sp., reticulate nervation, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

  • Asplundia sp. with characteristic prominent midrib nerve in each part of the bifid leaf, typical of most Cyclanthaceae, Terco, Nuqui, Choco, Colombia

    Asplundia sp. with characteristic prominent midrib nerve in each part of the bifid leaf, typical of most Cyclanthaceae, Terco, Nuqui, Choco, Colombia

  • Dillenia biflora, sheathing lower part of leaf blades, Biausevu, Viti Levu, Fiji

    Dillenia biflora, sheathing lower part of leaf blades, Biausevu, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Urera baccifera, a dreadful nettle with erect stiff stinging hairs, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

    Urera baccifera, a dreadful nettle with erect stiff stinging hairs, Chicaque, Soacha, Colombia

  • Ficus politoria, juvenile leaves exhibiting perfect mimicry with insect devored and perforated leaves, Andasibe, Madagascar

    Ficus politoria, juvenile leaves exhibiting perfect mimicry with insect devored and perforated leaves, Andasibe, Madagascar

  • Ficus politoria, juvenile leaves exhibiting perfect mimicry with insect devored and perforated leaves, close up, Andasibe, Madagascar

    Ficus politoria, juvenile leaves exhibiting perfect mimicry with insect devored and perforated leaves, close up, Andasibe, Madagascar

  • Ficus politoria (under the wrong name F. soroceroides in 2002  book by P. Blanc Etre Plante...), juvenile leaves exhibiting perfect mimicry with insect devored and perforated leaves, Andasibe, Madagascar

    Ficus politoria (under the wrong name F. soroceroides in 2002 book by P. Blanc Etre Plante...), juvenile leaves exhibiting perfect mimicry with insect devored and perforated leaves, Andasibe, Madagascar

  • Alocasia macrorrhizos, circular and regular impacts of herbivory, probably due to caterpillars, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

    Alocasia macrorrhizos, circular and regular impacts of herbivory, probably due to caterpillars, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

  • Alocasia macrorrhizos, circular impacts of herbivory, probably due to caterpillars, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

    Alocasia macrorrhizos, circular impacts of herbivory, probably due to caterpillars, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

  • Ixora hippoperifera, a myrmecophilous shrub in forest understory, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, a myrmecophilous shrub in forest understory, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Ixora hippoperifera, inflorescence and ant domatia at the base of the leaf blade, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, inflorescence and ant domatia at the base of the leaf blade, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of opposite leaf blades creating ant domatia, lateral view, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of opposite leaf blades creating ant domatia, lateral view, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of opposite leaf blades creating ant domatia, lateral view, close up, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of opposite leaf blades creating ant domatia, lateral view, close up, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of opposite leaf blades creating ant domatia, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of opposite leaf blades creating ant domatia, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of leaf blade creating ant domatia, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of leaf blade creating ant domatia, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of leaf blade creating ant domatia, view from above, Kribi, Cameroun

    Ixora hippoperifera, backwards recurved base of leaf blade creating ant domatia, view from above, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Miconia impetiolaris var. pandurifolia, habit, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Miconia impetiolaris var. pandurifolia, habit, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

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