Polia condensata berry showing blue iridescence owing to light refraction, not blue pigment,
Condensata Plant, African Fruit, Cellulose Fibers, Blue Brighter, Biological Material, Microscopic Cellulose
The small, spherical, metallic blue ‘beads’ grow at the head of the 1ft 6in high Pollia condensata plant that ranges from Ethiopia to Angola and Mozambique wher | See more about blue berries, natural colors and ethiopia.
Recently revealed as the most colorful plant ever seen by scientists, the Pollia condensata plant ranges from Ethiopia to Angola and Mozambique. The bioluminescence effect that the berries have is actually caused by light interacting with layers of microscopic cellulose fibers, creating a dazzling metallic blue brighter than any yet seen in biological material. Avatar throwback, anyone?
Pollia condensata's vivid sparkle comes from the interaction of light with its skin, which contains layers of microscopic cellulose fibers. The effect is a metallic blue brighter than any yet described in a biological material. Growth ranges from Ethiopia to Angola and Mozambique. The 1ft 6in high Pollia condensata plant revealed by scientists today as the most colourful plant ever seen.
The head of the 1' 6" high Pollia condensata plant that ranges from Ethiopia to Angola and Mozambique, which scientists today revealed as the most colorful plant ever seen. Pollia condensata's vivid sparkle comes from the interaction of light with its skin, which contains layers of microscopic cellulose fibers. The effect is a metallic blue brighter than any yet described in a biological material.
ScienceNOW: Don't let the iridescent blue of this tiny African fruit fool you: It's neither tasty nor nourishing and contains no pigment to extract. Instead, Pollia condensata's vivid sparkle comes from the interaction of light with its skin, which contains layers of microscopic cellulose fibers. The effect is a metallic blue brighter than any yet described in a biological material. http://scim.ag/QAeh1X CREDIT: Paula Rudall
The head of the 1ft 6in high Pollia condensata plant, which scientists today revealed as the most colourful plant ever seen. Pollia condensata's vivid sparkle comes from the interaction of light with its skin, which contains layers of microscopic cellulose fibers. The effect is a metallic blue brighter than any yet described in a biological material. Wait, did you say cellulose fibers? Please somebody figure out how to make yarn out of this plant.
Beautiful Beetles, Beautiful Bugs, Colourful Beetles, Iridescent Beetles, Pretty Bugs, Mother Nature
Beautiful bugs - and if you go to any camp site in Australia you can find a lot of them lying dead beneath the giant insect zappers. I know, i've seen it!
I had a daily planner with these photos of real insect shells as a post-card for every month. The artist is Christopher Marley. Exquisite.
I am a fan of insects, and these iridescent beetles are beautiful.
Can you even believe how Mother Nature shows off?
incredible colourful beetle collection
Emerald Beetle, Metallic Beetle, Insects Bugs
Jewel Beetle ~ Eucallopistus castelnaudii (Deyrolle, 1864) (Buprestidae) Malaysia, Perak, Cameron Highlands
via iridescent | ETCETERA) Source: pinterest.com (Pinterest Profile - Sherylgaye/insects-bugs-and-butterflies)
WOW ! Japanese Beetle
This is what I call, green bug...
Gorgeous green Beetle
Iridescent Beetle - so cool!
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Okra dokie. Picture by Captain Tenneal
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Okra dokie by Captain Tenneal on Flickr. Repin & Like. Heard Noelito Flow Noel Music http://www.twitter.com/noelitoflow http://www.instagram.com/rockstarking http://www.facebook.com/thisisflow
A cross section of okra sits for a portrait. hmmm... delicious recipe
A cross section of okra sits for a portrait.
Okra dokie by Captain Tenneal, via Flickr
SEMENTES DE QUIABO = Okra seed and pod
Okra Seed Pod by Captain Tenneal
Okra dokie | by Captain Tenneal
x x x ~ `Okra seed and pod'
neezieneezie:Okra dokie by Captain TennealVia Flickr:A cross section of okra sits for a portrait.
Tile Printed Skirt
[Tile Printed Skirt] I like the organized disorder of it. Would need to be paired with minimal accessories and solid top.
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Tibi Tile Printed #Green Collections| http://green-collections.13faqs.com
Tile Printed Skirt - so excited about mixing patterns this season!
Tile Printed Skirt ... LOVE the colors and pattern. And pockets!
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Tibi Tile Printed Skirt - love this color and patterns!
Tibi Tile Printed Skirt
Cute blue skirt!:)
Sea Shells, Blue Shells, Blue White, White Seashells, Blue And White, Sea Shore
Blue shells!!! Bebe'!!! Love these blue and white shells!!!
sea shells by the sea shore #islandhopping #millyny
Real nautical stripes with the sound of the sea...
Blue & white seashells === are these dyed??
she sells blue seashells on the sea shore!
Blue & white seashells #printspiration
sea shells by the sea shore
Blue white seashells...
shells shells shells
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Collin Shirt by Emma Stine - the perfect breezy summer shirt
Baby blue looks good on EVERYBODY. - false
this would be my favorite blue shirt
Light blue button up.
light blue blouse
Baby Blue Shirt
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Dion Lee - Blue on blue refreshes the eye
Dion Lee. What an easy great look...
Blues on blues // Dion Lee
Dion Lee. Blue outfit.
Fashion - Dion Lee
blues // Dion Lee
Dion Lee #fashion
Carabid Beetle, Beetle Close, Beetle Carapace, Backed Beetle, Beetle Detail
carapace - cool composition in this photo. Cool shape and lines on the insect could inspire jewelry, actually.
carapace, beetle | Photo by Iain Lawrie - patterns in nature
"Beetle" - © Ian Laurey (Insect-O-Saurus on Flickr)
beetle carapace by Insect~O~Saurus. via flickr
Carabid beetle elytron
beautiful beetle . . .
Beetle close up
Gorgeous Colors, Purple Berries, Fall Colors, Amaizing Colors, Color Purple, Awesome Colors, Color Palette
Araila spinosa, or poke berries. They are poisonous, but make a great natural dye.
Color Palette // Beautiful Sky | Oh Everything Handmade
Araila spinosa - Purple plant with berries
Araila spinosa. Awesome colors
Poke berries--extremely toxic
Buprestidae is a family of beetles, known as jewel beetles or metallic wood-boring beetles because of their glossy iridescent colors. The family is among the largest of the beetles, with some 15,000 species known in 450 genera.
Natural History, Metallic Beetles
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Natural History Museum this is natural, but perhaps the gazillion insects I've collected could be chromed and...
Natural History Museum #lifeinstyle #greenwithenvy. i would love to adorn myself in insect jewelry everyday
Bling'd out Gold & Silver beetles,Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum #scarab #beetles #metallic
*nature, insects photography, golden* - Beetles
metallic beetles in Natural History Museum
Some absolutely incredible bugs I found on Pinterest. (http://pinterest.com/voicaioana/cats-co/) The pictures are not mine ( I wish I could do that...) but these jewel like insects are just as beautiful as can be!!! Makes me want to include a "be good to all bugs" clause on my new year's resolutions list... We will see when time comes and the first sawflies, caterpillars, aphids show up... gold beetle Moth European oil beetle - Meloe proscarabaeus Death’s Head caterpillars, Acherontia atropos Dagger Moth Jewel Beetle ? New Guinea Metallic Mechanitis butterfly chrysalis, You can follow more about plants and nature on my pinterest boards: Chlorophyll & Co. :http://pinterest.com/voicaioana/chlorophyll-co/ Garden Design: http://pinterest.com/voicaioana/garden-design/ My Plant Library: http://pinterest.com/voicaioana/my-plant-library/
Goliath Beetle * Black and White Animals/Insects * Animals that start with G (Goliath) * Animals that start with B (Beetles)
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CC291 Goliathus regius Insect Museum -- by listentoreason (Charles Tilford)
Flickr: Goliathus regius Tom River NJ insect museum- Charles Tilford
Goliath Beetle. CC291 Goliathus regius Insect Museum.
CC291 Goliathus regius Insect Museum, via Flickr.
CC291 Goliathus regius Insect Museum
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The Beatles by Scott Lewis: Karlsruhe Museum of Natural History #Beetles #Photography
Beautiful Beetles, Natural History, Beautiful Bugs, L'Wren Scott, Bugs Life
bugs, bugs, bugs : Beetle collection in the Karlsruhe museum of natural history - so many different kinds!
My Kaley Bug loves bugs!!! Beetle collection, Karlsruhe Museum of Natural History (Photo: Flickr user !Shot by Scott!)
Beautiful beetle collection in the Karlsruhe Museum of Natural History, Germany
Native ginger's bright and edible berries [Australia]
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Illawarra Plums - unique dark red berry of the Brown Pine, unusual fruit has its stone on the outside, www.nerangrsl.com
Native Ginger: Alpinia caerulea (daleysfruit.com.au) use roots like ginger, berries also edible. Large leaves can be used in crafts.
Native ginger's bright and edible berries
Moon Light, Art Reflections, Moon Reflection, Moon, Full Moon, Blue Deer, Deep Blue
deep blue forest Art Print what-i-look-at-and-ponder
deep blue forest Art Print by Dzeri29 | Society6
deep blue forest Art Print
Blue deer with reflection
full moon reflection
a la luz de la luna
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10/1: I'm mostly in love with the texture of this insect's carapace. It's kept from being an overbearing block of color by the small winding lines running through it, and of course the massive straight ones running down the length of it. Additionally, it's a very rich orange. It pleases my cones and rods.
Bug Beauty, Beetles Bugs, Beautiful Bugs, Butterflies Insects, Bugs Life, Insects Bugs, Bugs Insects
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Beetle Bug Beauty. Durban, Kwazulu, Zaire. Photo by Angela Bax
Toutes les tailles | Bug 02 | Flickr : partage de photos !
All sizes | Bug 02 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Insect Bug by AngelaBax bokeh photography
unseen insects - Bug Beauty
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Insect - Bug 02
Jaboticaba ~ Blue Apples
Grow Fruit, Exotic Fruit, Fruit Trees, Garden, Grows Fruit
Jabuticaba – The Brazilian Grape Tree, looks interesting! I have these in my garden! Very different taste....
Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk. And is delicious!
jabuticaba: the tree that grows fruit on its trunk (otherwise known as the brazilian grape tree). this plant is native to south america, notably paraguay, argentina and brazil. the fruit can be plucked and eaten straight from the tree.
Jabuticaba Tree | This incredible tree that bears its fruit directly on the main trunks and branches of the plant, lending a distinctive appearance to the fruiting tree. The jabuticaba (Plinia cauliflora) is a fruit-bearing tree native to Minas Gerais and São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. Otherwise known as the Brazilian Grape Tree, the jabuticaba is grown for its purplish-black, white-pulped fruits. They can be eaten raw or be used to make jellies and drinks, including juice and wine.
The unusual Jabuticaba tree doesn't grow fruit on branches, but directly on its trunk!
Jabuticaba or Brazilian Grape Tree. It grows Fruit on its Trunk. by Kuriositas
Jabuticaba (Brazilian Grape Tree) – The Tree that Fruits on its Trunk
Jabuticaba – Brazilian Grape Tree
Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba,pronounced jar-botty-car-ba. ) is a tree native to Brazil. It flowers and produces fruit that grows directly on the trunk and branches. The grape tasting fruit has a thin astringent purplish black skin, with a sweet white fleshy pulp and can be eaten fresh or be used to make jellies and drinks (plain juice or wine).Classified as a large shrub or small multibranched evergreen tree, the jaboticaba has dense foliage and is quite ornamental although slow growing. Up to four times a year (often after heavy rain) small yellow-white flowers followed by the fruit dramatically emerge directly from the trunks, limbs and large branches. It is this quality which makes the jaboticaba very useful as an exotic edible hedge in small yards - as it can be pruned to shape with no loss of fruit. Only one plant is needed to grow fruit, but a few close by enhance crop yield via cross pollination. Traditionally, the sun-dried skins have been used as a treatment FOR ASTHMA, diarrhea, and gargled for chronic inflammation of the tonsils.http://arrestinfo.blogspot.com.au/
Pierre Joseph Redouté by HOPE GUO, via Flickr. Hosta.