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  • Nephthytis swainei, Campo, Cameroon

    Nephthytis swainei, Campo, Cameroon

  • Adiantum krameri, Nouragues, French Guyana

    Adiantum krameri, Nouragues, French Guyana

  • Piper sp. , bullate leaves, Manu NP, 2000 m, Peru

    Piper sp. , bullate leaves, Manu NP, 2000 m, Peru

  • Ficus sur talus Hulu Langat

    Ficus sur talus Hulu Langat

  • Arisaema erubescens, long acuminate leaflets form, Doi Inthanon, Thailand

    Arisaema erubescens, long acuminate leaflets form, Doi Inthanon, Thailand

  • Pandanus parvus with very long acumens at the leaf tips, Selangor, Malaysia

    Pandanus parvus with very long acumens at the leaf tips, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Pandanus parvus with very long acumens at the leaf tips, Selangor, Malaysia

    Pandanus parvus with very long acumens at the leaf tips, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Ficus cf. scandens, leaf tips ending as very long acumens, Selangor, Malaysia

    Ficus cf. scandens, leaf tips ending as very long acumens, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Pilea mutisiana, Puyo, Ecuador

    Pilea mutisiana, Puyo, Ecuador

  • Piper lancaefolium, long acuminate pendant leaves, Baiza, Ecuador

    Piper lancaefolium, long acuminate pendant leaves, Baiza, Ecuador

  • Schefflera sp., emarginate long acuminate leaflets, Larye, Irian Jaya, New Guinea

    Schefflera sp., emarginate long acuminate leaflets, Larye, Irian Jaya, New Guinea

  • Monstera standleyana, leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole torsion, Tenorio, Costa Rica

    Monstera standleyana, leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole torsion, Tenorio, Costa Rica

  • Philodendron sp. Sect. Pteromischum exhibiting leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole torsion, Osa, Costa Rica

    Philodendron sp. Sect. Pteromischum exhibiting leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole torsion, Osa, Costa Rica

  • Philodendron sp. Sect. Pteromischum exhibiting leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole torsion, detail of one stem, Osa, Costa Rica

    Philodendron sp. Sect. Pteromischum exhibiting leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole torsion, detail of one stem, Osa, Costa Rica

  • Tacca integrifolia, leaf display allowing perfect shade avoidance, Mac Ritchie, Singapore

    Tacca integrifolia, leaf display allowing perfect shade avoidance, Mac Ritchie, Singapore

  • Aglaonema simplex, shade avoidance of the leaves, Trengganu, Malaysia

    Aglaonema simplex, shade avoidance of the leaves, Trengganu, Malaysia

  • Spathiphyllum sp., leaf blade avoidance through differential torsion of petiolar geniculum, discoid disposition of blades in spite of distichous phyllotaxy, Iquitos, Peru

    Spathiphyllum sp., leaf blade avoidance through differential torsion of petiolar geniculum, discoid disposition of blades in spite of distichous phyllotaxy, Iquitos, Peru

  • Spathiphyllum sp., differential torsion of petiolar geniculum resulting in discoid disposition of blades, Allpahuayo, Iquitos, Peru

    Spathiphyllum sp., differential torsion of petiolar geniculum resulting in discoid disposition of blades, Allpahuayo, Iquitos, Peru

  • Marantochloa sp., leaf shade avoidance due to the callus movements, Kribi, Cameroun

    Marantochloa sp., leaf shade avoidance due to the callus movements, Kribi, Cameroun

  • Leaf blade shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation in Nymphaea hybrids, Bangkok

    Leaf blade shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation in Nymphaea hybrids, Bangkok

  • Leaf blade shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation in Nymphaea hybrids, close up, Bangkok

    Leaf blade shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation in Nymphaea hybrids, close up, Bangkok

  • Trapa natans, leaf blade reaching early its definitive size while the petiole elongates during all the leaf life span, allowing blade shade avoidance, Liwonde NP, Malawi

    Trapa natans, leaf blade reaching early its definitive size while the petiole elongates during all the leaf life span, allowing blade shade avoidance, Liwonde NP, Malawi

  • Begonia kingiana exhibiting leaf blade avoidance through everlasting elongation of petiole, Langkawi, Malaysia

    Begonia kingiana exhibiting leaf blade avoidance through everlasting elongation of petiole, Langkawi, Malaysia

  • Begonia blancii, blackish form exhibiting leaf shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, blackish form exhibiting leaf shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia blancii, leaf blade shade avoidance through everlasting extension of petiole, the downwards oldest leaf having the longest, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia blancii, leaf blade shade avoidance through everlasting extension of petiole, the downwards oldest leaf having the longest, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia suborbiculata on rock exhibiting leaf shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation, Cataban Cuyaw-Yaw Falls, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia suborbiculata on rock exhibiting leaf shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation, Cataban Cuyaw-Yaw Falls, Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia tagbanua, elongating petioles allowing leaf blade avoidance, PPSRNP, Sabang, Palawan, Philippine

    Begonia tagbanua, elongating petioles allowing leaf blade avoidance, PPSRNP, Sabang, Palawan, Philippine

  • Begonia tagbanua, leaf shade avoidance through everlasting  petiole elongation,  PPSRNP, Sabang,Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia tagbanua, leaf shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation, PPSRNP, Sabang,Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia tagbanua, leaf shade avoidance through everlasting  petiole elongation during leaf ageing,  PPSRNP, Sabang,Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia tagbanua, leaf shade avoidance through everlasting petiole elongation during leaf ageing, PPSRNP, Sabang,Palawan, Philippines

  • Begonia tagbanua, leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole elongation,  PPSRNP, Sabang, Palawan, Philippines

    Begonia tagbanua, leaf blade shade avoidance through petiole elongation, PPSRNP, Sabang, Palawan, Philippines

  • Paraboea sp. population on limestone stalactite at cave entrance, each individual exhibiting shade avoidance due to indefinite petiole elongation, Krabi, Thailand

    Paraboea sp. population on limestone stalactite at cave entrance, each individual exhibiting shade avoidance due to indefinite petiole elongation, Krabi, Thailand

  • Paraboea sp. exhibiting shade avoidance due to everlasting  petiole elongation till leaf ageing and death, Krabi, Thailand

    Paraboea sp. exhibiting shade avoidance due to everlasting petiole elongation till leaf ageing and death, Krabi, Thailand

  • Codonoboea quinquevulnera, shade avoidance through everlasting  elongation of the base of the leaf blades, Cameron Highlands

    Codonoboea quinquevulnera, shade avoidance through everlasting elongation of the base of the leaf blades, Cameron Highlands

  • Codonoboea quinquevulnera, green iridescence and shade avoidance through everlasting  elongation of the base of the blades, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Codonoboea quinquevulnera, green iridescence and shade avoidance through everlasting elongation of the base of the blades, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Codonoboea quinquevulnera, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Codonoboea quinquevulnera, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

  • Calathea maasiorum, leaf shade avoidance, day 1, young fully developped leaf on left appearing under a mature leaf, Nouragues, French Guyana

    Calathea maasiorum, leaf shade avoidance, day 1, young fully developped leaf on left appearing under a mature leaf, Nouragues, French Guyana

  • Calathea maasiorum, leaf shade avoidance, day 2, young fully developped leaf on left moving laterally from under a mature leaf, Nouragues, French Guyana

    Calathea maasiorum, leaf shade avoidance, day 2, young fully developped leaf on left moving laterally from under a mature leaf, Nouragues, French Guyana

  • Calathea maasiorum, leaf shade avoidance, day 3, young fully developped leaf on left moving laterally and displaying its blade in the empty space, Nouragues, French Guyana

    Calathea maasiorum, leaf shade avoidance, day 3, young fully developped leaf on left moving laterally and displaying its blade in the empty space, Nouragues, French Guyana

  • Calathea maasiorum, day 4, young fully developped leaf on left occupying now the free empty space between older leaves, Nouragues, French Guyana

    Calathea maasiorum, day 4, young fully developped leaf on left occupying now the free empty space between older leaves, Nouragues, French Guyana

  • Blanc P. - 2004 - S'éviter, se réajuster, se mimer, se répéter, de l'art de la cohabitation chez les plantes de sous-bois - Hommes et Plantes 48, 22-37

    Blanc P. - 2004 - S'éviter, se réajuster, se mimer, se répéter, de l'art de la cohabitation chez les plantes de sous-bois - Hommes et Plantes 48, 22-37

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