All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Ficus altissima, cathedral anastomosing root network, host tree trunk dead long time ago, Tangkoko, Noth Sulawesi

    Ficus altissima, cathedral anastomosing root network, host tree trunk dead long time ago, Tangkoko, Noth Sulawesi

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

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

  • Ficus altissima, central view of the anastomosing root network, host tree trunk dead long time ago, Tangkoko, Noth Sulawesi

    Ficus altissima, central view of the anastomosing root network, host tree trunk dead long time ago, Tangkoko, Noth Sulawesi

  • Ficus altissima, lateral view of the anastomosing root network, central host tree trunk dead long time ago, Tangkoko, Noth Sulawesi

    Ficus altissima, lateral view of the anastomosing root network, central host tree trunk dead long time ago, Tangkoko, Noth Sulawesi

  • Pandanus sp., stilt roots and dead leaves covering the forest floor, Mahawu forest, North Sulawesi

    Pandanus sp., stilt roots and dead leaves covering the forest floor, Mahawu forest, North Sulawesi

  • Piper sp. climbing on tree trunk with basal stolon axes acting likes stilt nutritious roots, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Piper sp. climbing on tree trunk with basal stolon axes acting likes stilt nutritious roots, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes creeping on forest soil, with adventitious roots, and becoming functionnally like roots for main stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes creeping on forest soil, with adventitious roots, and becoming functionnally like roots for main stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes growing downwards on forest soil, and becoming functionnally like nutrition roots for the main climbing stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

    Piper sp., a climbing species emitting stolon axes growing downwards on forest soil, and becoming functionnally like nutrition roots for the main climbing stem, Tangkoko, Sulawesi

  • Piper guineense, vigorous male individual producing stolons up to one meter above its base, these stolons acting like stilt nutritious roots, Campo, Cameroon

    Piper guineense, vigorous male individual producing stolons up to one meter above its base, these stolons acting like stilt nutritious roots, Campo, Cameroon

  • Scindapsus officinalis, cryptic adventitious nutritious roots producing a thick corky bark, a perfect protection against the dry season fires, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Scindapsus officinalis, cryptic adventitious nutritious roots producing a thick corky bark, a perfect protection against the dry season fires, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Accumulation of cylindrical shaped leaf litter at top of Astrocaryum sciophilum stipe due to basal leaf spines, Kourou, French Guyana

    Accumulation of cylindrical shaped leaf litter at top of Astrocaryum sciophilum stipe due to basal leaf spines, Kourou, French Guyana

  • Tree root climbing along an Astrocaryum sciophilum stipe, the sinuous shape of the root reflecting its progressive upwards growth in the top leaf litter of the palm, French Guyana

    Tree root climbing along an Astrocaryum sciophilum stipe, the sinuous shape of the root reflecting its progressive upwards growth in the top leaf litter of the palm, French Guyana

  • Tree roots invading upwards an old decaying tree trunk, French Guyana

    Tree roots invading upwards an old decaying tree trunk, French Guyana

  • Psychotria sadebeckiana, leaf litter accumulated at the top of the rosetted leaves and invaded by the roots of surrounding trees, Campo, Cameroon

    Psychotria sadebeckiana, leaf litter accumulated at the top of the rosetted leaves and invaded by the roots of surrounding trees, Campo, Cameroon

  • Psychotria sadebeckiana, adventitious thin and highly branched roots growing in leaf litter accumulated at the top of the rosetted leaves, Campo, Cameroon

    Psychotria sadebeckiana, adventitious thin and highly branched roots growing in leaf litter accumulated at the top of the rosetted leaves, Campo, Cameroon

  • Phyllobotryon spathulatum, accumulation of leaf litter at the top of the apical rosette of leaves, Munda forest, Gabon

    Phyllobotryon spathulatum, accumulation of leaf litter at the top of the apical rosette of leaves, Munda forest, Gabon

  • Ficus abutilifolia, horizontal roots embracing rocks, Dogon area, Mali

    Ficus abutilifolia, horizontal roots embracing rocks, Dogon area, Mali

  • Ficus abutilifolia roots on cliff, Mali

    Ficus abutilifolia roots on cliff, Mali

  • Ficus abutilifolia roots on humid mossy canyon cliff, Mali

    Ficus abutilifolia roots on humid mossy canyon cliff, Mali

  • Ficus sp, roots embracing a rock in dry climate area, Mali

    Ficus sp, roots embracing a rock in dry climate area, Mali

  • Ficus sp., roots covering a rock in intermittent waterfall, Mali

    Ficus sp., roots covering a rock in intermittent waterfall, Mali

  • Ficus sp., roots on intermittent waterfall, Mali

    Ficus sp., roots on intermittent waterfall, Mali

  • Ficus trigona as a banyan tree with pillar roots maintening the tree crown above the high water levels, Iquitos, Peru

    Ficus trigona as a banyan tree with pillar roots maintening the tree crown above the high water levels, Iquitos, Peru

  • Scindapsus officinalis, articulated corky fire resistant stem emitting horizontal clasping roots, Phae Muang Phee canyon, Phrae, Thailand

    Scindapsus officinalis, articulated corky fire resistant stem emitting horizontal clasping roots, Phae Muang Phee canyon, Phrae, Thailand

  • Scindapsus officinalis, articulated corky fire resistant stem emitting horizontal clasping roots, close up, Phae Muang Phee canyon, Phrae, Thailand

    Scindapsus officinalis, articulated corky fire resistant stem emitting horizontal clasping roots, close up, Phae Muang Phee canyon, Phrae, Thailand

  • Socratea exorrhiza, old individual with many stilt roots arising up to two meters above the forest floor,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

    Socratea exorrhiza, old individual with many stilt roots arising up to two meters above the forest floor,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

  • Socratea exorrhiza, spiny stilt roots,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

    Socratea exorrhiza, spiny stilt roots,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

  • Socratea exorrhiza, stilt roots,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

    Socratea exorrhiza, stilt roots,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

  • Socratea exorrhiza, young, vigorous and promising stilt root,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

    Socratea exorrhiza, young, vigorous and promising stilt root,Lagos de Menegua, Puerto Lopez, Meta, Colombia

  • Anthurium fendleri, two big individuals fixed to the rock due to the dense network of the root system accumulating humus,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

    Anthurium fendleri, two big individuals fixed to the rock due to the dense network of the root system accumulating humus,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

  • Anthurium fendleri, stem bases with thick downward orientated roots,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

    Anthurium fendleri, stem bases with thick downward orientated roots,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

  • Anthurium fendleri, individual fixed to the rock due to the dense network of the root system trapping leaf litter,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

    Anthurium fendleri, individual fixed to the rock due to the dense network of the root system trapping leaf litter,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

  • Anthurium fendleri, young upward growing roots impaling and trapping leaf litter and older roots growing in all directions,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

    Anthurium fendleri, young upward growing roots impaling and trapping leaf litter and older roots growing in all directions,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

  • Anthurium fendleri, young upward growing roots impaling and trapping leaf litter,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

    Anthurium fendleri, young upward growing roots impaling and trapping leaf litter,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

  • Anthurium fendleri, succulent green roots covered by white refringent and hairy velamen, creeping over rocks in dry coastal forest,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

    Anthurium fendleri, succulent green roots covered by white refringent and hairy velamen, creeping over rocks in dry coastal forest,Tayrona NP, Magdalena, Colombia

  • Cercestis camerunensis, solitary downwards growing flattened feeding root and numerous horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis camerunensis, solitary downwards growing flattened feeding root and numerous horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis camerunensis, solitary downwards growing flattened feeding root and numerous horizontally growing anchoring roots, close up, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis camerunensis, solitary downwards growing flattened feeding root and numerous horizontally growing anchoring roots, close up, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis camerunensis, downwards growing flattened feeding root and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis camerunensis, downwards growing flattened feeding root and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis camerunensis, downwards growing flattened feeding roots and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis camerunensis, downwards growing flattened feeding roots and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis camerunensis, insertion on the stem of the downwards growing flattened feeding roots and horizontal anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis camerunensis, insertion on the stem of the downwards growing flattened feeding roots and horizontal anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

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