All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Freycinetia banksii, anchoring adventitious roots, Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand

    Freycinetia banksii, anchoring adventitious roots, Manawatu Gorge, New Zealand

  • Freycinetia banksii, climbing stems fixed to a tree trunk by adventitious roots, Auckland, New Zealand

    Freycinetia banksii, climbing stems fixed to a tree trunk by adventitious roots, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Chirita sinensis, superficial roots covering the rocks, Hong Kong Peak

    Chirita sinensis, superficial roots covering the rocks, Hong Kong Peak

  • Baeckea linifolia producing a ligotuber fixed by the roots at a seeping cliff ledge, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

    Baeckea linifolia producing a ligotuber fixed by the roots at a seeping cliff ledge, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

  • Ipomoea mauritiana in cultivation with tuberisation of stem base and roots

    Ipomoea mauritiana in cultivation with tuberisation of stem base and roots

  • Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa, roots from stem bases in water,, Transpantanera, Cuiaba, Brésil

    Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa, roots from stem bases in water,, Transpantanera, Cuiaba, Brésil

  • Hanging roots from a permanently wet rocky outcrop, Manaos, Brazil

    Hanging roots from a permanently wet rocky outcrop, Manaos, Brazil

  • Philodendron solimoesense roots reflection in black waters of igapo forest, Anavilhanas, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brésil

    Philodendron solimoesense roots reflection in black waters of igapo forest, Anavilhanas, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brésil

  • Philodendron saxicola with aerial roots clasping a rocky outcrop in full sun, Chapada Diamantina, Brésil

    Philodendron saxicola with aerial roots clasping a rocky outcrop in full sun, Chapada Diamantina, Brésil

  • Philodendron saxicola, leaves, trunk and aerial roots, Chapada Diamantina, Brésil

    Philodendron saxicola, leaves, trunk and aerial roots, Chapada Diamantina, Brésil

  • Garcinia subelliptica, anastomosing roots of trees planted along an old street, Bise, Okinawa, Japan

    Garcinia subelliptica, anastomosing roots of trees planted along an old street, Bise, Okinawa, Japan

  • Codonoboea sp., roots clinging on the rock surface, Kenyir lake, Malaysia

    Codonoboea sp., roots clinging on the rock surface, Kenyir lake, Malaysia

  • Hedychium longicornutum roots, growing as epiphyte at Penang Hill, Malaisie, Août 2011

    Hedychium longicornutum roots, growing as epiphyte at Penang Hill, Malaisie, Août 2011

  • Nephthytis swainei, rhizome and roots creeping at the surface of forest floor, Kribi, Cameroun

    Nephthytis swainei, rhizome and roots creeping at the surface of forest floor, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, huge cylindrical leaf litter and soil accumulation at the base of the leaves, invaded by the  roots of the palm and  surrounding trees, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, huge cylindrical leaf litter and soil accumulation at the base of the leaves, invaded by the roots of the palm and surrounding trees, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, huge cylindrical leaf litter and soil accumulation at the base of the leaves, close up of the invading roots of the palm and also roots of surrounding trees and shrubs, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

    Johannesteijsmannia altifrons, huge cylindrical leaf litter and soil accumulation at the base of the leaves, close up of the invading roots of the palm and also roots of surrounding trees and shrubs, Endau Rompin NP, Malaysia

  • Schefflera elliptica with root system covering a limestone rock on sea shore, Railay, Krabi, Thailand

    Schefflera elliptica with root system covering a limestone rock on sea shore, Railay, Krabi, Thailand

  • Schefflera elliptica, close up of the root system covering a limestone rock on sea shore, Railay, Krabi, Thailand

    Schefflera elliptica, close up of the root system covering a limestone rock on sea shore, Railay, Krabi, Thailand

  • Ficus with roots embracing the rock, Isandlwana, South Africa

    Ficus with roots embracing the rock, Isandlwana, South Africa

  • Ficus sp., aerial densely ramified roots emersed some meters above the water during the dry season, Sanaga river, Edea, Cameroun

    Ficus sp., aerial densely ramified roots emersed some meters above the water during the dry season, Sanaga river, Edea, Cameroun

  • Ficus religiosa root system covering a tree, grids, wall and sidewalk, Mumbai, India

    Ficus religiosa root system covering a tree, grids, wall and sidewalk, Mumbai, India

  • Strangling Ficus gibbosa has killed his Tetrameles nudiflora host, Ta Phrom, Angkor, Cambodia

    Strangling Ficus gibbosa has killed his Tetrameles nudiflora host, Ta Phrom, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Wrapping root system of Tetrameles nudiflora, Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia

    Wrapping root system of Tetrameles nudiflora, Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Tetrameles nudiflora , roots wrapping and stabilizing the stones, Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia

    Tetrameles nudiflora , roots wrapping and stabilizing the stones, Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, Cambodia

  • Ixora sp., rheophyte with roots firmly anchored to the stream rock, Selangor, Malaysia

    Ixora sp., rheophyte with roots firmly anchored to the stream rock, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Ixora sp., rheophyte, close up of the roots firmly anchored to the stream rock, Selangor, Malaysia

    Ixora sp., rheophyte, close up of the roots firmly anchored to the stream rock, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Bakoa lucens, roots adhering firmly to the rock surface, Bako NP, Sarawak, Borneo

    Bakoa lucens, roots adhering firmly to the rock surface, Bako NP, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Schismatoglottis roots firmly adhering to the rock, Ulu Temburong, Brunei, Borneo

    Schismatoglottis roots firmly adhering to the rock, Ulu Temburong, Brunei, Borneo

  • Dipteris lobbiana, rhizome adhering to the rock with adventitious roots, Bako NP, Sarawak, Borneo

    Dipteris lobbiana, rhizome adhering to the rock with adventitious roots, Bako NP, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Conic establishment growth of a saxicolous Bromeliaceae with adventitious roots adhering to the rock, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

    Conic establishment growth of a saxicolous Bromeliaceae with adventitious roots adhering to the rock, Sierra dos Orgaos, Brazil

  • Phyllagathis hispida, vegetative plantlets issued from partly broken leaves, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Phyllagathis hispida, vegetative plantlets issued from partly broken leaves, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Phyllagathis hispida, vegetative plantlets with adventitious roots issued from the callus formed at the base of the petiole of a broken leaf, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Phyllagathis hispida, vegetative plantlets with adventitious roots issued from the callus formed at the base of the petiole of a broken leaf, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Labisia cf. pumila, leaf cuttings producing new plantlets with their root system in forest understory, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo

    Labisia cf. pumila, leaf cuttings producing new plantlets with their root system in forest understory, Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo

  • Elatostema platyphyllum, leaf cutting with adventitious stem and roots, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Elatostema platyphyllum, leaf cutting with adventitious stem and roots, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Argostemma hookeri, new plantlets issued from natural leaf cuttings in situ with roots growing under the dead tree leaves, Pasoh FR, Malaysia

    Argostemma hookeri, new plantlets issued from natural leaf cuttings in situ with roots growing under the dead tree leaves, Pasoh FR, Malaysia

  • Peperomia areolata, adventitious plantlets with roots issued from the damaged leaf nerves, San Ramon, Peru

    Peperomia areolata, adventitious plantlets with roots issued from the damaged leaf nerves, San Ramon, Peru

  • Nephelaphyllum pulchrum, leaf cutting in situ with plantlet emerging from the petiole and blade junction, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Nephelaphyllum pulchrum, leaf cutting in situ with plantlet emerging from the petiole and blade junction, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Codonoboea platypus, two big vegetative plantlets on left issued from leaf cutting and three tiny sexual seedlings on right issued from dust seeds germinating on a small soil emergence, Kanching FR, Malaysia

    Codonoboea platypus, two big vegetative plantlets on left issued from leaf cutting and three tiny sexual seedlings on right issued from dust seeds germinating on a small soil emergence, Kanching FR, Malaysia

  • Begonia pavonina, plantlets arising at junction between petiole and blade, giving large vegetative populations on forest floor,  Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Begonia pavonina, plantlets arising at junction between petiole and blade, giving large vegetative populations on forest floor, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Elaeocarpus grandiflorus, flattened aerial root system, Chet Sao Noi NP, Saraburi, Thailand

    Elaeocarpus grandiflorus, flattened aerial root system, Chet Sao Noi NP, Saraburi, Thailand

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