All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Cercestis mirabilis, downwards growing cylindrical verrucose  feeding roots arising fromthe leafy rosette, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis mirabilis, downwards growing cylindrical verrucose feeding roots arising fromthe leafy rosette, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis mirabilis, downwards growing cylindrical unarmed  feeding roots and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis mirabilis, downwards growing cylindrical unarmed feeding roots and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis mirabilis, insertion of the downwards growing cylindrical unarmed  feeding roots and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis mirabilis, insertion of the downwards growing cylindrical unarmed feeding roots and horizontally growing anchoring roots, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis mirabilis, downwards growing cylindrical spinulose  feeding roots fixed to the host tree trunk, Kribi, Cameroun

    Cercestis mirabilis, downwards growing cylindrical spinulose feeding roots fixed to the host tree trunk, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Cercestis sp. nov. in habitat, freely hanging blackish barbed feeding root along tree trunk support, Campo, Cameroun

    Cercestis sp. nov. in habitat, freely hanging blackish barbed feeding root along tree trunk support, Campo, Cameroun

  • Cercestis sp. nov.  in habitat, Patrick Blanc holding the freely hanging blackish barbed feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

    Cercestis sp. nov. in habitat, Patrick Blanc holding the freely hanging blackish barbed feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

  • Cercestis  sp. nov., blackish  long barbed wire like feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

    Cercestis sp. nov., blackish long barbed wire like feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

  • Cercestis sp. nov., blackish barbed wire like feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

    Cercestis sp. nov., blackish barbed wire like feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

  • Cercestis sp. nov., blackish barbed wire feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

    Cercestis sp. nov., blackish barbed wire feeding root, Campo, Cameroun

  • Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii population in habitat, on a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

    Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii population in habitat, on a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

  • Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii in habitat, on a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

    Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii in habitat, on a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

  • Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii along a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

    Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii along a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

  • Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii on a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

    Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii on a vertical limestone cliff with its dense external spongy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

  • Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii, dense external spongy root system persisting around the base of its dead stipe, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

    Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii, dense external spongy root system persisting around the base of its dead stipe, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

  • Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii, dense external spongy and bumpy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

    Leucothrinax (syn.Thrinax) morrisii, dense external spongy and bumpy root system, Escaleras de Jaruco, Cuba

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

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

  • Freycinetia sp., aerial downwards growing feeding roots, Colo-I-Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

    Freycinetia sp., aerial downwards growing feeding roots, Colo-I-Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Medinilla waterhousei, young stolon like hyaline winged stem with axillary roots, Taveuni, Fiji

    Medinilla waterhousei, young stolon like hyaline winged stem with axillary roots, Taveuni, Fiji

  • Ficus obliqua with roots totally wrapping the rocks on seashore habitat, Matangi, Taveuni, Fiji

    Ficus obliqua with roots totally wrapping the rocks on seashore habitat, Matangi, Taveuni, Fiji

  • Alpinia boia, stem bases and adventitious roots, Bouma Nat. Heritage Park, Taveuni, Fiji

    Alpinia boia, stem bases and adventitious roots, Bouma Nat. Heritage Park, Taveuni, Fiji

  • Taeniophyllum fasciola population, a leafless Orchid with appressed photosynthetic roots, Biausevu, Viti Levu, Fiji, Aug. 2016

    Taeniophyllum fasciola population, a leafless Orchid with appressed photosynthetic roots, Biausevu, Viti Levu, Fiji, Aug. 2016

  • Orchid upwards growing roots trapping leaves falling from forest canopy, Biausevu, Viti Levu, Fiji

    Orchid upwards growing roots trapping leaves falling from forest canopy, Biausevu, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Epipremnum pinnatum, adventitious anchoring roots, Viti Levu, Fiji

    Epipremnum pinnatum, adventitious anchoring roots, Viti Levu, Fiji

  • Pandanus papuanus, strong, vigorous stilt roots, Varirata NP,Papua New Gunea

    Pandanus papuanus, strong, vigorous stilt roots, Varirata NP,Papua New Gunea

  • Hydnophytum sp, roots anchoring the tubers to the trunk, Varirata NP, Papua New Guinea

    Hydnophytum sp, roots anchoring the tubers to the trunk, Varirata NP, Papua New Guinea

  • Argyreia siamensis, tuberous stem base and roots, Sukhothai, Thailand

    Argyreia siamensis, tuberous stem base and roots, Sukhothai, Thailand

  • Hornstedtia scyphifera, rhizome growing above the forest floor, perched on its stilt roots, Perak, Malaysia

    Hornstedtia scyphifera, rhizome growing above the forest floor, perched on its stilt roots, Perak, Malaysia

  • Hornstedtia scyphifera, sympodial rhizome maintained above the soil by long rigid adventitious roots, front view, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Hornstedtia scyphifera, sympodial rhizome maintained above the soil by long rigid adventitious roots, front view, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Hornstedtia scyphifera, sympodial rhizome maintained above the soil by long rigid adventitious roots, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Hornstedtia scyphifera, sympodial rhizome maintained above the soil by long rigid adventitious roots, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Hornstedtia scyphifera, sympodial rhizome maintained well above the soil by long rigid adventitious roots, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

    Hornstedtia scyphifera, sympodial rhizome maintained well above the soil by long rigid adventitious roots, Fraser's Hill, Malaysia

  • Crinum thaianum, germinating big seeds with the young bulb and its roots emerging from the cotyledonary sheath

    Crinum thaianum, germinating big seeds with the young bulb and its roots emerging from the cotyledonary sheath

  • Socratea exorrhiza stilt roots covered in spines, Iquitos, Peru

    Socratea exorrhiza stilt roots covered in spines, Iquitos, Peru

  • Hemiepiphyte, either a Ficus or a Clusia species with roots embracing the host tree, Iquitos, Peru

    Hemiepiphyte, either a Ficus or a Clusia species with roots embracing the host tree, Iquitos, Peru

  • Monolophus (= Caulokaempferia) saxicola, tuberous roots inside the thin humus layer, the only surviving organs during dry season, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

    Monolophus (= Caulokaempferia) saxicola, tuberous roots inside the thin humus layer, the only surviving organs during dry season, Khao Yai NP, Thailand

  • Sonerila griffithii, tubers, roots and annual shoots, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

    Sonerila griffithii, tubers, roots and annual shoots, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

  • Sonerila griffithii, tubers, roots and annual shoot on granitic substrate, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

    Sonerila griffithii, tubers, roots and annual shoot on granitic substrate, Gunung Ledang, Johore, Malaysia

  • Dendrobium Orchid with roots adherent to the sandstone rock covered in algae, Trang, Thailand

    Dendrobium Orchid with roots adherent to the sandstone rock covered in algae, Trang, Thailand

  • Philodendron sp.fixed to a trunk by its horizontal anchoring roots, cultivated, Railay, Thailand

    Philodendron sp.fixed to a trunk by its horizontal anchoring roots, cultivated, Railay, Thailand

  • Philodendron sp. with horizontal anchoring roots, cultivated, Railay, Thailand

    Philodendron sp. with horizontal anchoring roots, cultivated, Railay, Thailand

  • Leea simplicifolia, stilt roots, Temenggor, Malaysia

    Leea simplicifolia, stilt roots, Temenggor, Malaysia

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