All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Bauhinia pottsii with white bracteal leaves, Khura Buri, Thailand

    Bauhinia pottsii with white bracteal leaves, Khura Buri, Thailand

  • Bauhinia pottsii, white bracteal leaves close-up, Khura Buri, Thailand

    Bauhinia pottsii, white bracteal leaves close-up, Khura Buri, Thailand

  • Bauhinia pottsii, white bracteal leaves at stem apex, Khura Buri, Thailand

    Bauhinia pottsii, white bracteal leaves at stem apex, Khura Buri, Thailand

  • Bauhinia pottsii, white bracteal leaves and vermillion flower, Khura Buri, Thailand

    Bauhinia pottsii, white bracteal leaves and vermillion flower, Khura Buri, Thailand

  • Bauhinia pottsii, erect basal sprouting stems with silvery white bracteal leaves and orange flowers, Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand

    Bauhinia pottsii, erect basal sprouting stems with silvery white bracteal leaves and orange flowers, Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand

  • Bauhinia pottsii with silvery white bracteal leaves and orange flowers, Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand

    Bauhinia pottsii with silvery white bracteal leaves and orange flowers, Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand

  • Jacquemontia tomentella with bright silvery refringent leaves surrounding pink flowered inflorescences, just as in some Actinidia and Paederia species, Padawan, Kuching, Borneo

    Jacquemontia tomentella with bright silvery refringent leaves surrounding pink flowered inflorescences, just as in some Actinidia and Paederia species, Padawan, Kuching, Borneo

  • Jacquemontia tomentella with bright silvery refringent leaves surrounding pink flowered inflorescences, Padawan, Kuching, Borneo

    Jacquemontia tomentella with bright silvery refringent leaves surrounding pink flowered inflorescences, Padawan, Kuching, Borneo

  • Actinidia polygama with white leaves beneath the inflorescence, Izu peninsula, Japan

    Actinidia polygama with white leaves beneath the inflorescence, Izu peninsula, Japan

  • Mallotus apelta, silvery white refringent bracteal leaves surrounding the flower spike, Dayang Shan, Suzou, China

    Mallotus apelta, silvery white refringent bracteal leaves surrounding the flower spike, Dayang Shan, Suzou, China

  • Maerua edulis with its bright glaucous refringent leaves, Liwonde NP, Malawi

    Maerua edulis with its bright glaucous refringent leaves, Liwonde NP, Malawi

  • Maerua edulis, refringent glaucous leaves and maturing fruits, Liwonde NP, Malawi

    Maerua edulis, refringent glaucous leaves and maturing fruits, Liwonde NP, Malawi

  • Philodendron saxicola with its glaucous leaves reducing the impact of sunlight in its fully exposed rocky habitat, Chapada Diamantina, Brésil

    Philodendron saxicola with its glaucous leaves reducing the impact of sunlight in its fully exposed rocky habitat, Chapada Diamantina, Brésil

  • Philodendron saxicola, the glaucous refringent leaves reduce the impact of sunlight in its fully exposed rocky habitat, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

    Philodendron saxicola, the glaucous refringent leaves reduce the impact of sunlight in its fully exposed rocky habitat, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

  • Philodendron saxicola, its glaucous refringent leaves reduce the impact of sunlight, Chapada Diamantina, Brazill

    Philodendron saxicola, its glaucous refringent leaves reduce the impact of sunlight, Chapada Diamantina, Brazill

  • Philodendron saxicola and Begonia grisea, the glaucous refringent vertical leaves reduce the impact of sunlight, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

    Philodendron saxicola and Begonia grisea, the glaucous refringent vertical leaves reduce the impact of sunlight, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

  • Begonia grisea, vertical glaucous hairy leaf blades reducing the full sun impact, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

    Begonia grisea, vertical glaucous hairy leaf blades reducing the full sun impact, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

  • Codonoboea cf. pyroliflora, population, Lata Tembakah, Trengganu, Malaysia

    Codonoboea cf. pyroliflora, population, Lata Tembakah, Trengganu, Malaysia

  • Codonoboea cf. pyroliflora, with silvery appressed hairs in forest understory, Lata Tembakah, Trengganu, Malaysia

    Codonoboea cf. pyroliflora, with silvery appressed hairs in forest understory, Lata Tembakah, Trengganu, Malaysia

  • Codonoboea cf. pyroliflora, silvery appressed hairs close-up, Lata Tembakah, Trengganu, Malaysia

    Codonoboea cf. pyroliflora, silvery appressed hairs close-up, Lata Tembakah, Trengganu, Malaysia

  • Piper hongkongense, monopodial creeping stem with hairy round leaves and detached horizontal sympodial floriferous lateral stems with ovate hairless leaves, Victoria Peak, Hong  Kong

    Piper hongkongense, monopodial creeping stem with hairy round leaves and detached horizontal sympodial floriferous lateral stems with ovate hairless leaves, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

  • Piper hongkongense, monopodial creeping stem fixed by adentitious roots, with hairy round leaves, Victoria Peak, Hong  Kong

    Piper hongkongense, monopodial creeping stem fixed by adentitious roots, with hairy round leaves, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

  • Piper hongkongense, monopodial hairy creeping stem fixed by adentitious roots, with round leaves, Victoria Peak, Hong  Kong

    Piper hongkongense, monopodial hairy creeping stem fixed by adentitious roots, with round leaves, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

  • Ridleyandra quercifolia, incised and undulate leaf margins, Bukit Larut, Perak, Malaysia

    Ridleyandra quercifolia, incised and undulate leaf margins, Bukit Larut, Perak, Malaysia

  • Globba pumila, Padawan, Sarawak, Borneo

    Globba pumila, Padawan, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Globba pumila, hairy and pleated leaves, Padawan, Sarawak, Borneo

    Globba pumila, hairy and pleated leaves, Padawan, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Geogenanthus poeppigii, some rosetted erect stems lying just above leaf litter, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Geogenanthus poeppigii, some rosetted erect stems lying just above leaf litter, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

  • Geogenanthus poeppigii, population on forest floor, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Geogenanthus poeppigii, population on forest floor, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

  • Geogenanthus poeppigii, bullate leaves enhancing capture of multidirectional light in deep shade, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Geogenanthus poeppigii, bullate leaves enhancing capture of multidirectional light in deep shade, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

  • Geogenanthus poeppigii, bullate leaves enhancing light capture in deep shade, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

    Geogenanthus poeppigii, bullate leaves enhancing light capture in deep shade, Inkaterra, Madre de Dios, Peru

  • Cryptocoryne cordata var. siamensis, strongly bullate leaves enhancing light capture in deep shade and reducing tear impact of water during flash floods,Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand

    Cryptocoryne cordata var. siamensis, strongly bullate leaves enhancing light capture in deep shade and reducing tear impact of water during flash floods,Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand

  • Cryptocoryne cordata var. siamensis, detail of the bullate leaves,Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand, Dec 2015

    Cryptocoryne cordata var. siamensis, detail of the bullate leaves,Takua Pa, Phang Nga, Thailand, Dec 2015

  • Crinum natans, a rheophyte with bullate and undulate leaves enhancing light capture and reducing the tearing of leaves, Kribi, Cameroun

    Crinum natans, a rheophyte with bullate and undulate leaves enhancing light capture and reducing the tearing of leaves, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Piper sp., bullate leaves enhancing diffuse light capture in deep shade, Manu NP, Peru

    Piper sp., bullate leaves enhancing diffuse light capture in deep shade, Manu NP, Peru

  • Anthurium clidemioides climbing along a tree trunk, La Selva, Costa Rica

    Anthurium clidemioides climbing along a tree trunk, La Selva, Costa Rica

  • Anthurium clidemioides, bullate leaves enhancing light capture in deep shade, La Selva, Costa Rica

    Anthurium clidemioides, bullate leaves enhancing light capture in deep shade, La Selva, Costa Rica

  • Piper sp., bullate leaves increasing photosynthetic absorbing leaf surface and allowing captation of multi directional diffuse light in forest understory, Madang, Papua New Guinea

    Piper sp., bullate leaves increasing photosynthetic absorbing leaf surface and allowing captation of multi directional diffuse light in forest understory, Madang, Papua New Guinea

  • Pterisanthes pulchra with bullate leaves enhancing global light capture in deep shade, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Pterisanthes pulchra with bullate leaves enhancing global light capture in deep shade, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Triolena sp., lower surface of the bullate leaf almost increasing twice the leaf surface and allowing captation of multidirectional diffuse light in forest understory, Puyo, Ecuador

    Triolena sp., lower surface of the bullate leaf almost increasing twice the leaf surface and allowing captation of multidirectional diffuse light in forest understory, Puyo, Ecuador

  • Episcia sphalera, hairy bullate leaves, Nouragues, CNRS field station, French Guyana0

    Episcia sphalera, hairy bullate leaves, Nouragues, CNRS field station, French Guyana0

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