All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Roots of a liana above a forest stream, Makokou, Gabon

    Roots of a liana above a forest stream, Makokou, Gabon

  • Metrosideros polymorpha, bunches of aerial roots, Hawai'i

    Metrosideros polymorpha, bunches of aerial roots, Hawai'i

  • Metrosideros polymorpha aerial roots, Hawai'i

    Metrosideros polymorpha aerial roots, Hawai'i

  • Metrosideros polymorpha aerial roots close-up, Hawai'i

    Metrosideros polymorpha aerial roots close-up, Hawai'i

  • Mucilaginous fluid protecting the root, Kukenan Tepui, Venezuela

    Mucilaginous fluid protecting the root, Kukenan Tepui, Venezuela

  • Rhodospatha wendlandii, mucus secreting root, La Selva, Costa Rica

    Rhodospatha wendlandii, mucus secreting root, La Selva, Costa Rica

  •  Roots and establishment growth in an Impatiens cardiophylla germinating on a limestone rock, Khao Sam Roi Yot, Thailand

    Roots and establishment growth in an Impatiens cardiophylla germinating on a limestone rock, Khao Sam Roi Yot, Thailand

  • Orchid roots on a trunk, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Orchid roots on a trunk, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Upwards growing roots of an epiphytic Orchid, Thailand

    Upwards growing roots of an epiphytic Orchid, Thailand

  • Anthurium sp., epiphytic with upward roots, Osa, Costa Rica

    Anthurium sp., epiphytic with upward roots, Osa, Costa Rica

  • Hylocereus setaceus, articulated stem fixed by adventitious roots to the trunk bark, Inhotim, Minas Gerais

    Hylocereus setaceus, articulated stem fixed by adventitious roots to the trunk bark, Inhotim, Minas Gerais

  • Rhipsalis epiphytic with roots adhering to the host tree bark, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

    Rhipsalis epiphytic with roots adhering to the host tree bark, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

  • Rhipsalis roots adhering to the host tree bark, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

    Rhipsalis roots adhering to the host tree bark, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

  • Blakea sp., epiphytic with tuberous roots, Osa, Costa Rica

    Blakea sp., epiphytic with tuberous roots, Osa, Costa Rica

  • Philodendron bipinnatifidum, anchoring and feeding roots, Curitiba, Brazil

    Philodendron bipinnatifidum, anchoring and feeding roots, Curitiba, Brazil

  • Philodendron bipinnatifidum roots at the base of a tree trunk, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Philodendron bipinnatifidum roots at the base of a tree trunk, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Schefflera épiphyte, base with adventitious roots embracing the tree trunk, Taroko, Taiwan

    Schefflera épiphyte, base with adventitious roots embracing the tree trunk, Taroko, Taiwan

  • An epiphytic Schefflera fixed by its anchoring roots at the top of a Palm stipe, Joinville, Brazil

    An epiphytic Schefflera fixed by its anchoring roots at the top of a Palm stipe, Joinville, Brazil

  • Pandanus stilt roots, Redang, Malaysia

    Pandanus stilt roots, Redang, Malaysia

  • Macropiper (=Piper) excelsum, basal branching resulting in the formation of a lignotuber embracing another tree, Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand

    Macropiper (=Piper) excelsum, basal branching resulting in the formation of a lignotuber embracing another tree, Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand

  • Uapaca staudtii, huge stilt roots in a freshwater swamp forest, Campo, Cameroon

    Uapaca staudtii, huge stilt roots in a freshwater swamp forest, Campo, Cameroon

  • Xylopia sp. with stilt roots,  Presidente Figueiredo, Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil

    Xylopia sp. with stilt roots, Presidente Figueiredo, Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil

  • Stangling Ficus roots - Malaysia

    Stangling Ficus roots - Malaysia

  • Ficus roots embracing a rock, Chumphon, Thailand

    Ficus roots embracing a rock, Chumphon, Thailand

  • Ficus roots and algae , rocks - Malaysia

    Ficus roots and algae , rocks - Malaysia

  • A Clusia with horizontal embracing roots having killed the host tree, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

    A Clusia with horizontal embracing roots having killed the host tree, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

  • Schefflera sp., horizontal anchoring roots, Penang, Malaysia

    Schefflera sp., horizontal anchoring roots, Penang, Malaysia

  •  Cercestis (syn. Rhektophyllum) camerunense with horizontal anchoring roots and vertical feeding root, Campo, Cameroon

    Cercestis (syn. Rhektophyllum) camerunense with horizontal anchoring roots and vertical feeding root, Campo, Cameroon

  • Epipremnum giganteum, numerous long thick vertical feeding roots, Bukit Timah, Singapore

    Epipremnum giganteum, numerous long thick vertical feeding roots, Bukit Timah, Singapore

  • Epipremnum giganteum, stem with horizontal clasping roots and thick vertical feeding roots, Bukit Timah, Singapore

    Epipremnum giganteum, stem with horizontal clasping roots and thick vertical feeding roots, Bukit Timah, Singapore

  • Rhaphidophora cf. sylvestris, fasciculate basal adventive roots, Khao Phra Thaeo NP, Phuket, Thailand

    Rhaphidophora cf. sylvestris, fasciculate basal adventive roots, Khao Phra Thaeo NP, Phuket, Thailand

  • Freycinetia sumatrana, adventitious anchoring and feeding roots arising from the stem bases, Kanching, Selangor, Malaysia

    Freycinetia sumatrana, adventitious anchoring and feeding roots arising from the stem bases, Kanching, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Epipremnum pinnatum with successive stems emerging from a pseudo collar base, each stem emitting adventitious roots appressed to tree trunk, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Epipremnum pinnatum with successive stems emerging from a pseudo collar base, each stem emitting adventitious roots appressed to tree trunk, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Cissus verticillata (syn. C. sicyoides), aerial roots above the water, Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil

    Cissus verticillata (syn. C. sicyoides), aerial roots above the water, Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil

  • Ipomoea tiliacea roots in the Rio Negro, Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil

    Ipomoea tiliacea roots in the Rio Negro, Manaos, Amazonas, Brazil

  • Ficus microcarpa root system along the PMQ stone wall at night, Hollywood road, Hong Kong

    Ficus microcarpa root system along the PMQ stone wall at night, Hollywood road, Hong Kong

  • Ficus microcarpa roots embracing a brick wall, detail, Hong Kong Peak

    Ficus microcarpa roots embracing a brick wall, detail, Hong Kong Peak

  • Ficus callosa pillar roots, Cape Machado, Malacca, Malaysia

    Ficus callosa pillar roots, Cape Machado, Malacca, Malaysia

  • Ficus callosa pillar roots close up, Cape Machado, Malacca, Malaysia

    Ficus callosa pillar roots close up, Cape Machado, Malacca, Malaysia

  • Ficus altissima, cathedral anastomosing root network around the hole of the dead host tree trunk, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

    Ficus altissima, cathedral anastomosing root network around the hole of the dead host tree trunk, Tangkoko, North Sulawesi

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