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Ginkgo post-nuclear winter?

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meredith woolnougth

Ginkgo post-nuclear winter?

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The shades of blue of the Willdenow’s Spikemoss
Selaginella willdenowii (Selaginellales - Selaginellaceae) is a species of spikemoss. Although sometimes these plants are commonly called Peacock ferns, they are not true ferns but fern-like plants or fern-allies.
It is a scrambling terrestrial plant with blue-green fronds that exhibit amazing iridescence when young, appearing to change color from different shades of blue, green and purple, depending on the light and angle, and turn pink, red and purple when exposed over time to bright sunlight. The blue leaves gradually turn to green with age or exposure to more direct light.
Transmission electron microscopy studies confirm the presence of a layered lamellar structure of the upper cuticle of iridescent leaves as being responsible for the blue iridescence. A recent research on this topic do not support the idea that iridescence in plants acts to enhance light capture of photosynthetically important wavelengths, because the reflectance of light in the range 600–700 nm is very similar for both iridescent and non-iridescent leaves. 
However, it has been hypothesized some other adaptive advantages that leaf iridescence may offer, such as a visual defense against herbivores, a mechanism to protect shade-adapted plants against sun-flecks and other potentially damaging sudden high light levels, and a polarization filter enhancing orientation of photosynthetic apparatus within the cell. 
Native to Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, this species  has now been naturalized in many countries after been introduced as a garden ornamental.
References: [1] - [2] - [3]
Photo credit: ©Driss & Marrionn | Locality: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

libutron:

The shades of blue of the Willdenow’s Spikemoss

Selaginella willdenowii (Selaginellales - Selaginellaceae) is a species of spikemoss. Although sometimes these plants are commonly called Peacock ferns, they are not true ferns but fern-like plants or fern-allies.

It is a scrambling terrestrial plant with blue-green fronds that exhibit amazing iridescence when young, appearing to change color from different shades of blue, green and purple, depending on the light and angle, and turn pink, red and purple when exposed over time to bright sunlight. The blue leaves gradually turn to green with age or exposure to more direct light.

Transmission electron microscopy studies confirm the presence of a layered lamellar structure of the upper cuticle of iridescent leaves as being responsible for the blue iridescence. A recent research on this topic do not support the idea that iridescence in plants acts to enhance light capture of photosynthetically important wavelengths, because the reflectance of light in the range 600–700 nm is very similar for both iridescent and non-iridescent leaves. 

However, it has been hypothesized some other adaptive advantages that leaf iridescence may offer, such as a visual defense against herbivores, a mechanism to protect shade-adapted plants against sun-flecks and other potentially damaging sudden high light levels, and a polarization filter enhancing orientation of photosynthetic apparatus within the cell. 

Native to Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, this species  has now been naturalized in many countries after been introduced as a garden ornamental.

References: [1] - [2] - [3]

Photo credit: ©Driss & Marrionn | Locality: Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia

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Left some ripe ones out there too. We’re in it now!

Left some ripe ones out there too. We’re in it now!

                                               
This adoptable friend thinks I’m tasty! (at Logan Pets)

This adoptable friend thinks I’m tasty! (at Logan Pets)

                                               
Different dragonfly: less red, more brown, equal awesome.
An Alzheimer’s patient once told me the wings of a dragonfly were the most beautiful things he’d ever seen.

Different dragonfly: less red, more brown, equal awesome.

An Alzheimer’s patient once told me the wings of a dragonfly were the most beautiful things he’d ever seen.

                                               
Better but if I could get a lens on my phone camera that I could focus better I would.

Better but if I could get a lens on my phone camera that I could focus better I would.

                                               
What do you know about this camouflage game?

What do you know about this camouflage game?

                                               
Tier two is getting blossoms now.

Tier two is getting blossoms now.

                                               
Couldn’t get a better picture because I spooked it with my wonderment, but this red dragonfly is a new visitor in my plantland.

Couldn’t get a better picture because I spooked it with my wonderment, but this red dragonfly is a new visitor in my plantland.