All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Begonia decora, micro bullate leaf surface, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Begonia decora, micro bullate leaf surface, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Begonia decora, hairy and bullate upper leaf surface increasing light capture, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Begonia decora, hairy and bullate upper leaf surface increasing light capture, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Argostemma parvifolium var. involucratum, long transparent hairs probably acting like optic fibers and increasing chlorophyll concentration, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Argostemma parvifolium var. involucratum, long transparent hairs probably acting like optic fibers and increasing chlorophyll concentration, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Argostemma parvifolium var. involucratum, long transparent hairs acting like optic fibers concentrating light and increasing chlorophyll  at the bulk base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Argostemma parvifolium var. involucratum, long transparent hairs acting like optic fibers concentrating light and increasing chlorophyll at the bulk base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Sonerila rudis, long transparent hairs probably acting like optic fibers concentrating light and increasing chlorophyll concentration at their base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Sonerila rudis, long transparent hairs probably acting like optic fibers concentrating light and increasing chlorophyll concentration at their base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Sonerila rudis, each long transparent hair probably acting like an optic fiber concentrating light and increasing chlorophyll concentration at its base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Sonerila rudis, each long transparent hair probably acting like an optic fiber concentrating light and increasing chlorophyll concentration at its base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Sonerila rudis, long transparent hairs probably acting like optic fibers concentrating light and increasing the chlorophyll concentration at their base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Sonerila rudis, long transparent hairs probably acting like optic fibers concentrating light and increasing the chlorophyll concentration at their base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Sonerila rudis, each long transparent hair associated to a dark green patch of dense chrorophyll concentration at its base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Sonerila rudis, each long transparent hair associated to a dark green patch of dense chrorophyll concentration at its base, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Primulina dryas (syn. Chirita sinensis), each transparent hair acting like an optical fiber with dense dark green chlorophyll concentration dot at its base, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Primulina dryas (syn. Chirita sinensis), each transparent hair acting like an optical fiber with dense dark green chlorophyll concentration dot at its base, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

  • Primulina dryas (syn. Chirita sinensis), each transparent hair acting like an optical fiber with dark green chlorophyll concentration at its base, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

    Primulina dryas (syn. Chirita sinensis), each transparent hair acting like an optical fiber with dark green chlorophyll concentration at its base, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong

  • Sonerila hirsuta ( often considered as Sonerila tenuifolia var. hirsuta), long transparent hairs acting like optic fibers, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Sonerila hirsuta ( often considered as Sonerila tenuifolia var. hirsuta), long transparent hairs acting like optic fibers, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Sonerila hirsuta, close up of the long transparent hairs, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Sonerila hirsuta, close up of the long transparent hairs, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Filetia hirta in forest understory dappled by sunflecks, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Filetia hirta in forest understory dappled by sunflecks, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Filetia hirta, transparent hairs acting like optic fibers, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Filetia hirta, transparent hairs acting like optic fibers, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Ardisia primulifolia on steep forest floor, mixed population of brown form with pink hairs and green form with white hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia on steep forest floor, mixed population of brown form with pink hairs and green form with white hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

  • Ardisia primulifolia, mixed population of brown form with pink hairs and green form with white hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia, mixed population of brown form with pink hairs and green form with white hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

  • Ardisia primulifolia, leaf of brown form with  translucent multicellular reddish hairs and basal dark spot, the Peak, Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia, leaf of brown form with translucent multicellular reddish hairs and basal dark spot, the Peak, Hong Kong

  • Ardisia primulifolia, leaf of brown form with  translucent multicellular reddish hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia, leaf of brown form with translucent multicellular reddish hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

  • Ardisia primulifolia, individual of the green form with white transparent multicellular hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia, individual of the green form with white transparent multicellular hairs, the Peak, Hong Kong

  • Ardisia primulifolia, leaf of green form with  transparent multicellular hairs probably acting like optic fibers concentrating light on some chloroplasts, the Peak, Hong Kong

    Ardisia primulifolia, leaf of green form with transparent multicellular hairs probably acting like optic fibers concentrating light on some chloroplasts, the Peak, Hong Kong

  • Hymenocoleus sp., hairs along stem, petiole and lower leaf surface appressed to the soil, fixing humus fragments and probably acting as water and mineral absorbing structures in the same way as root hairs, Campo, Cameroun

    Hymenocoleus sp., hairs along stem, petiole and lower leaf surface appressed to the soil, fixing humus fragments and probably acting as water and mineral absorbing structures in the same way as root hairs, Campo, Cameroun

  • Dorstenia picta, hairs along the lower leaf nerves fixing humus, browsed by fungi hyphae, thus creating a micro soil directly connected to the leaf, Campo, Cameroun

    Dorstenia picta, hairs along the lower leaf nerves fixing humus, browsed by fungi hyphae, thus creating a micro soil directly connected to the leaf, Campo, Cameroun

  • Pentaphragma begoniaefolium, velvety upper leaf surface due to dome shaped epidermal cells, Penang, Malaysia

    Pentaphragma begoniaefolium, velvety upper leaf surface due to dome shaped epidermal cells, Penang, Malaysia

  • Pentaphragma sp.with velvety shiny leaves on vertical earth slope in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

    Pentaphragma sp.with velvety shiny leaves on vertical earth slope in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

  • Pentaphragma sp., erect stem on vertical earth slope in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

    Pentaphragma sp., erect stem on vertical earth slope in forest understory, Nam Cang, Sapa, Vietnam

  • Amischotolype monosperma, shiny bullate surface of leaves, Banjaran, Perak, Malaysia

    Amischotolype monosperma, shiny bullate surface of leaves, Banjaran, Perak, Malaysia

  • Monophyllaea horsfieldii, shiny leaves due to dome shaped epidermalcells and successive inflorescences, Gua Tempurung, Perak, Malaysia

    Monophyllaea horsfieldii, shiny leaves due to dome shaped epidermalcells and successive inflorescences, Gua Tempurung, Perak, Malaysia

  • Stephania corymbosa, velvety shiny leaves due to dome shaped epidermal cells, Gunung Ledang, Malaysia

    Stephania corymbosa, velvety shiny leaves due to dome shaped epidermal cells, Gunung Ledang, Malaysia

  • Begonia kingiana, velvety shiny leaf surface due to dome shaped epidermal cells, deeply shaded limestone cliff, Banjaran, Perak, Malaysia

    Begonia kingiana, velvety shiny leaf surface due to dome shaped epidermal cells, deeply shaded limestone cliff, Banjaran, Perak, Malaysia

  • Globba variabilis on forest floor, the shiny velvety upper leaf surface due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Globba variabilis on forest floor, the shiny velvety upper leaf surface due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Globba variabilis, shiny velvety upper leaf surface due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Globba variabilis, shiny velvety upper leaf surface due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Pentastemona egregia, velvety shiny leaves due to lens dome shaped transparent epidermal cells enhancing light capture focused on some underlying chloroplasts, Anai Valley, West Sumatra

    Pentastemona egregia, velvety shiny leaves due to lens dome shaped transparent epidermal cells enhancing light capture focused on some underlying chloroplasts, Anai Valley, West Sumatra

  • Nervilia aragoana, shiny velvety leaves due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Doi Duthep, Thailand

    Nervilia aragoana, shiny velvety leaves due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Doi Duthep, Thailand

  • Anthurium furcatum, shiny velvety upper leaf surface due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Puyo, Ecuador

    Anthurium furcatum, shiny velvety upper leaf surface due to lens dome shaped epidermal cells, Puyo, Ecuador

  • Anthurium sagittatum, upper leaf surface with transparent lens dome shaped epidermal cells focusing the light on some chloroplasts of the green underlying cell layer, CNRS Nouragues field station, French Guyana

    Anthurium sagittatum, upper leaf surface with transparent lens dome shaped epidermal cells focusing the light on some chloroplasts of the green underlying cell layer, CNRS Nouragues field station, French Guyana

  • Colocasia affinis, upper leaf transparent lens dome shaped epidermal cells focusing the light on some chloroplasts of the green underlying cell layer, Doi Suthep, Thailand

    Colocasia affinis, upper leaf transparent lens dome shaped epidermal cells focusing the light on some chloroplasts of the green underlying cell layer, Doi Suthep, Thailand

  • Amischotolype glabrata, a form with long acumens, Xishuangbanna, China

    Amischotolype glabrata, a form with long acumens, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Amischotolype glabrata, a form with long acumens in swampy rainforest understory, Xishuangbanna, China

    Amischotolype glabrata, a form with long acumens in swampy rainforest understory, Xishuangbanna, China

  • Arisaema erubescens with very long thread like acumens, Doi Inthanon, Thailand

    Arisaema erubescens with very long thread like acumens, Doi Inthanon, Thailand

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

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

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