All the plant photographies are performed by Patrick Blanc and their use must go with the photo caption and the mention "copyright Patrick Blanc"
  • Ansellia africana, upwards growing roots ending in a sharp needle point transpercing and collecting dead fallen tree leaves, Lupita island, Kipili, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

    Ansellia africana, upwards growing roots ending in a sharp needle point transpercing and collecting dead fallen tree leaves, Lupita island, Kipili, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa and Platycerium angolense epiphytic on the branches of a tall tree in forest remnant, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa and Platycerium angolense epiphytic on the branches of a tall tree in forest remnant, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa and Platycerium angolense epiphytic on the branches of a tall tree, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa and Platycerium angolense epiphytic on the branches of a tall tree, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa and Platycerium angolense epiphytic on the main horizontal branches of a tall tree, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa and Platycerium angolense epiphytic on the main horizontal branches of a tall tree, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Platycerium angolense, triangular hanging narrowly petiolate fertile fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Platycerium angolense, triangular hanging narrowly petiolate fertile fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Platycerium angolense, dry marcescent clasping sterile fronds and large fleshy triangular hanging narrowly petiolate fertile fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Platycerium angolense, dry marcescent clasping sterile fronds and large fleshy triangular hanging narrowly petiolate fertile fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa with dense leafy and flowering stems and Platycerium angolense with hanging fertile fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa with dense leafy and flowering stems and Platycerium angolense with hanging fertile fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa with flowering stems and Platycerium angolense with narrowly petiolate fertile hanging fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa with flowering stems and Platycerium angolense with narrowly petiolate fertile hanging fronds, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa with flowering stems, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa with flowering stems, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Acampe pachyglossa, flowering and fruiting stems, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

    Acampe pachyglossa, flowering and fruiting stems, East Usambara, 300 m asl, Tanzania

  • Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii as an hemiepiphyte, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii as an hemiepiphyte, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii as an hemiepiphyte with roots clasping the tree host trunk, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii as an hemiepiphyte with roots clasping the tree host trunk, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii as an hemiepiphyte, the branches and clasping roots emerging from a pseudocollar zone, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii as an hemiepiphyte, the branches and clasping roots emerging from a pseudocollar zone, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii, leafy branches, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii, leafy branches, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii, characteristic triangular leaves, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

    Ficus natalensis subsp. leprieurii, characteristic triangular leaves, Amani, East Usambara, Tanzania

  • Columnea minor as a low epiphyte in cloud forest understory, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor as a low epiphyte in cloud forest understory, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor, hanging epiphyte in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor, hanging epiphyte in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor as a creeping epiphyte, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor as a creeping epiphyte, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor flowering along a tree trunk, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor flowering along a tree trunk, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor, hairy leaves, calyx and corolla tube, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor, hairy leaves, calyx and corolla tube, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor, flowers, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor, flowers, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor, oblique view of the hairy corolla mouth, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor, oblique view of the hairy corolla mouth, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor, flowers and baccate fruits, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor, flowers and baccate fruits, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea minor, baccate fruits, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea minor, baccate fruits, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Patrick Blanc observing Columnea medicinalis, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador, Aug. 2021

    Patrick Blanc observing Columnea medicinalis, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador, Aug. 2021

  • Columnea medicinalis as a large tufted epiphyte in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis as a large tufted epiphyte in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis epiphytic in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis epiphytic in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, leafy dorsiventral stem hanging just above the ground, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, leafy dorsiventral stem hanging just above the ground, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, succession of the small aymmetric leaves covering the upper side of the anisophyllous dorsiventral stem, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, succession of the small aymmetric leaves covering the upper side of the anisophyllous dorsiventral stem, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, big leaves, small leaves, bracts and calyx lobes, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, big leaves, small leaves, bracts and calyx lobes, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, red tipped big leaves and bracts, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, red tipped big leaves and bracts, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, big leaves and bracts on the lower side of the dorsiventral plagiotropic stem, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, big leaves and bracts on the lower side of the dorsiventral plagiotropic stem, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, yellowish red edged bracts on the lower side of the dorsiventral plagiotropic stem, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, yellowish red edged bracts on the lower side of the dorsiventral plagiotropic stem, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, two flowers emerging from the protecting bracts, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, two flowers emerging from the protecting bracts, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, flower emerging from te bracts, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, flower emerging from te bracts, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, corolla lobes, united anthers of the four stamens and pistil, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, corolla lobes, united anthers of the four stamens and pistil, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, parts of big leaves, one small leaf with characteristic very asymmetric base, bracts protecting the developping fruits, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, parts of big leaves, one small leaf with characteristic very asymmetric base, bracts protecting the developping fruits, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea medicinalis, persisting calyx lobes after shedding of the corolla, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea medicinalis, persisting calyx lobes after shedding of the corolla, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea parviflora epiphytic on mossy trunk in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea parviflora epiphytic on mossy trunk in cloud forest, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

  • Columnea parviflora, fimbriata red calyx and hairy corolla tube, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

    Columnea parviflora, fimbriata red calyx and hairy corolla tube, Mashpi FR, Pichincha, Ecuador

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