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 humistratum with blackish shiny leaves, Nouragues, CNRS field station, French Guyana

    Piper humistratum with blackish shiny leaves, Nouragues, CNRS field station, French Guyana

  • Elatostema sp.with almost black leaves, Putao, Kachin, Myanmar

    Elatostema sp.with almost black leaves, Putao, Kachin, Myanmar

  • Patrick Blanc and a black leaved form of Piper augustum, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia, Nov. 2016

    Patrick Blanc and a black leaved form of Piper augustum, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia, Nov. 2016

  • Piper augustum, a form with almost black leaves, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

    Piper augustum, a form with almost black leaves, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

  • Piper augustum, a form retaining black leaves at two meters obove forest floor, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

    Piper augustum, a form retaining black leaves at two meters obove forest floor, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

  • Piper augustum, a form with almost black leaves and prominent nerves, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

    Piper augustum, a form with almost black leaves and prominent nerves, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

  • Piper augustum, close up of a black leaf, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

    Piper augustum, close up of a black leaf, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

  • Piper augustum, downward hanging maturing spadix and green undersurface of leaves, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

    Piper augustum, downward hanging maturing spadix and green undersurface of leaves, Calanoa, Letitia, Colombia

  • Aspidistra sp. probably a new species, population with blackish leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

    Aspidistra sp. probably a new species, population with blackish leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

  • Aspidistra sp. probably a new species, population with its pachyphyllous blackish shiny leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

    Aspidistra sp. probably a new species, population with its pachyphyllous blackish shiny leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

  • Aspidistra sp. probably a new species  with its pachyphyllous black shiny leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

    Aspidistra sp. probably a new species with its pachyphyllous black shiny leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

  • Aspidistra sp.  probably a new species with black shiny leathery leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

    Aspidistra sp. probably a new species with black shiny leathery leaves, Ba Be NP, Vietnam, Nov. 2017

  • Begonia cf. erythrogyna, black leaves and snow white dots, Poring, Kinabalu NP, Sabah, Borneo

    Begonia cf. erythrogyna, black leaves and snow white dots, Poring, Kinabalu NP, Sabah, Borneo

  • Begonia blancii, blackish form with slight blue iridescence, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, blackish form with slight blue iridescence, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia blancii, black leaved form, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, black leaved form, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia blancii, dark brown spotted form, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, dark brown spotted form, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia blancii, light spotted form, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, light spotted form, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia blancii, blackish, marbled and green individuals growing on the same rock, Palawan, El Nido, mai 2011

    Begonia blancii, blackish, marbled and green individuals growing on the same rock, Palawan, El Nido, mai 2011

  • Begonia blancii, mixed population of green, mottled, brown and blackish individuals, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, mixed population of green, mottled, brown and blackish individuals, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia blancii, mottled and anthocyanic underleaf individuals, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, mottled and anthocyanic underleaf individuals, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Homalomena humilis, population of blackish individuals, vertical earth slope, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

    Homalomena humilis, population of blackish individuals, vertical earth slope, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

  • Homalomena humilis, blackish individuals, vertical earth slope, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

    Homalomena humilis, blackish individuals, vertical earth slope, Maxwell Hill, Malaysia

  • Amorphophallus sp. with blackish leaves, Hinboun, Laos

    Amorphophallus sp. with blackish leaves, Hinboun, Laos

  • Ipomoea sumatrana seedling with brown anthocyanic leaves in forest understory, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

    Ipomoea sumatrana seedling with brown anthocyanic leaves in forest understory, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

  • Ardisia cf. odontophylla, population with brwn glossy leaves, Selangor, Malaysia

    Ardisia cf. odontophylla, population with brwn glossy leaves, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Ardisia primulifolia - Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia - Hong Kong

  • Alocasia longiloba, dark purple leaf underleaf surface, Tioman, Malaysia

    Alocasia longiloba, dark purple leaf underleaf surface, Tioman, Malaysia

  • Alocasia longiloba, dark purple underleaf surface with with whitish glands, Tioman, Malaysia

    Alocasia longiloba, dark purple underleaf surface with with whitish glands, Tioman, Malaysia

  • Sonerila griffithii population with brown silver striped leaves on a mossy rock, seen from above, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

    Sonerila griffithii population with brown silver striped leaves on a mossy rock, seen from above, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

  • Sonerila griffithii, tuberous base and red anthocyanic leaf abaxial surface, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

    Sonerila griffithii, tuberous base and red anthocyanic leaf abaxial surface, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

  • Phyllagathis elliptica, red anthocyanic lower leaf surface, Kinabalu NP, 1600 m asl, Sabah, Borneo

    Phyllagathis elliptica, red anthocyanic lower leaf surface, Kinabalu NP, 1600 m asl, Sabah, Borneo

  • Amischotolype tenuis, big transparent epidermal cells, single chlorophyllous cells layer, mesophyll and lower epidermis with anthocyans in vacuoles giving brown leaf colour, Makokou, Gabon

    Amischotolype tenuis, big transparent epidermal cells, single chlorophyllous cells layer, mesophyll and lower epidermis with anthocyans in vacuoles giving brown leaf colour, Makokou, Gabon

  • Columnea sanguinea, transparence,Tenorio, Costa Rica

    Columnea sanguinea, transparence,Tenorio, Costa Rica

  • Columnea ericae, as an epiphyte with bright red leaf tips, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia

    Columnea ericae, as an epiphyte with bright red leaf tips, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia

  • Columnea ericae, as an epiphyte just 3 m above forest floor, with bright red leaf tips and pale yellow flowers, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia

    Columnea ericae, as an epiphyte just 3 m above forest floor, with bright red leaf tips and pale yellow flowers, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia

  • Columnea ericae with bright red leaf tips and pale yellow flowers, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia

    Columnea ericae with bright red leaf tips and pale yellow flowers, Calanoa, Leticia, Colombia

  • Selaginella intermedia,close up of the brown form, the brown color originating in carotenoid pigments of rhodoxanthin group and not in anthocyans as in Angiosperms, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Selaginella intermedia,close up of the brown form, the brown color originating in carotenoid pigments of rhodoxanthin group and not in anthocyans as in Angiosperms, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Selaginella intermedia, brown form, the brown color originating in carotenoid pigments of rhodoxanthin group and not in anthocyans contrary to Angiosperms, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Selaginella intermedia, brown form, the brown color originating in carotenoid pigments of rhodoxanthin group and not in anthocyans contrary to Angiosperms, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Selaginella intermedia,close up of the brown form, the brown color originating in carotenoid pigments of rhodoxanthin group and not in anthocyans contrary to Angiosperms, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Selaginella intermedia,close up of the brown form, the brown color originating in carotenoid pigments of rhodoxanthin group and not in anthocyans contrary to Angiosperms, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Selaginella intermedia, brown form due to rhodoxanthin pigment and plain green form growing side by side, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Selaginella intermedia, brown form due to rhodoxanthin pigment and plain green form growing side by side, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

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