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CryptoBotanist | Lichens | Algae | PhD DM for research collaboration 🔬 27 Germany 🇩🇪 Contact: Patrick_jung90@web.de Research project: EarthShape
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- H E A V Y - The leaves of this Oxalis are flipping over because there is too less light during European winter. This species is coming from the Atacama desert and is additionally adapted to high light conditions. Let's see if it will become more happy towards summer. I collected this species myself during my trip to the Atacama so it's a real treasure for me. ___________________ oxalis sour terracotta orange pot atacama desert atacamadesert arid klee kleeblatt light highlighter treasure tiny greenthumb greenery green grün science trip travel investigation biology ecology seeds plantsofinstagram plants rare botany

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- G O - Every plant has it's own speed in growing so does this desert rose. Succulents usually belong to the slow growing beauties. But isn't that one aspect that we truly love? _ Tomorrow I will be at the international scientific Leopoldina symposium at Halle, Germany. We have guests from across the world giving talks about biota shaping the earth's surface. Maybe I can keep you updated. __________________ de roses copper plantsofinstagram flowerpower greenthumb clock time plants science conference symposium leopoldina earthshape scientific adenium halle germany succulents iloveplants ilovesucculents desk talk meeting speed takeyourtime research international

2 Days ago
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- B U L L E T S - This is a Apothecium of a lichen. That's the blackish structure on some lichens which produces the spores that you can see here as the bigger black dots. These spores are kept inside the so called Ascus that shoots the spores outside of the lichen like a bullet by a ballistic mechanism. Images like this are done with a freezing microtome because we need such thin sections as a taxonomic guideline during the identification process. _____________________ lichens science phd phdlife section tissue fungi fungus spores microbiome microscope thinsection apothecium flowers flowerpower botany mycology naturephotography biology atacama cryptic instaplants plantsofinstagram greenthumb university research iloveplants

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- B A C K - Sorry guys, I was busy with a lot of writing, publishing and doing experiments but I promise that I will be more active here. Days are getting longer and I can take more photos more easily. I will also try to explain and show my scientific work regarding cyanobacteria, green algae and lichens and I hope that you are with me. So again: I am sorry! ______________________ science action publish writing nature research phd phdlife university roses yellow spring experiments algae lichens biology paper publication greenthumb greenery plantsofinstagram plants grow work scientist back lichens

4 Days ago
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- S P I N E S - Exactly one year ago I planted the seeds of this beauty from my trip to Tenerife into the ground. The single lobed juvenile leaves of Brachychyton cf. acerifolium have developed into these unique eyecatchers. Also it's caudex starts to become fleshy. So far these guys are beautiful and easy to keep windowsill plants. ____________________ p plantagram brachychiton greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram plantcetera caudexlicious igers pflanzen red naturephotography flowers passiflora trees phd

18 Days ago
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- I N - F L A M E S - Can't wait to see my Brachychiton bidwillii burning. As soon as these caudex building trees loose their leaves they start flowering with pink and red flowers. I will cut this one down in a few days and set the roots higher because they are thick and fleshy. I keep you updated. Got this one from palmenmann ___________________ plantagram brachychiton greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram plantcetera caudexlicious igers pflanzen red naturephotography flowers passiflora trees phd

32 Days ago
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- P R O V O K I N G - Pretty soon the time will come where many people have to deal with allergies. Hazels (Corylus avellana) are starting to spread their pollen already in Germany. _____________________ plantagram hazel greenery flowerpower allergies greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage caudex horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram blackandwhite ilovesucculents igers pflanzen haselnuss naturephotography flowers nuts nüsse phd

33 Days ago
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- P O T S - N E E D E D - My Dioscorea is so pretty and vivid but I just haven't found the right pot for it. Any suggestions __________________ plantagram succulents greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage caudex horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram plantcetera ilovesucculents igers pflanzen dioscoreaelephantipes naturephotography flowers dioscorea lichens phd

34 Days ago
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- E X T R E M I S T - Cyanobacteria belong to the most extremophile organisms that you can imagine: They have developed the oxygenic photosynthesis, fix nitrogen and carbon, protect wide areas against erosion and conquer every habitat on earth. What you can see here is a sample of gypsum stone from the Algerian part of the Sahara Desert. A few cm underneath the cristallized gypsum stone are cyanobacteria. They live as so called endolithic cyanobacteria inside the stone, protected from UV radiation. The species is a Chroococcidiopsis. The most extremophile genus of them all! ____________________ plan plantagram sahara greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science plantcetera plantbased flowstagram extreme cyanobacteria igers pflanzen gypsum naturephotography flowers saharadesert africa phd

36 Days ago
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- F R U I T Y - Got this Cherimoya left over and it does so well! I grew it from seeds right out of a fruit from the supermarket almost one year ago. It's a perfect houseplant since it only needs low amounts of water and the leaves have a fruit like scent _____________________ pl plantagram fruits greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram plantcetera cherimoya igers pflanzen grey naturephotography flowers passiflora lichens phd

37 Days ago
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- A S I A N - D R E A M - Only a few passionflowers have made it to the Asian continent and have therefore developed unique features. This is Passiflora cochinchinensis from Vietnam. It's the only species in the while group who shows oppositely arranged leaves with several flowers per node. I am pleased to have this beauty at my window sill where the flowers are open for a few days. I am officially in love not only with the plant or flower but even with the scent. ____________________ pl plantagram red greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram plantcetera maracuja igers pflanzen mosses naturephotography flowers passiflora lichens phd

39 Days ago
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- L O L L Y P O P - Cladonia coccifera is among the most beautiful lichens due to its red apothecia that are ready to spread their spores. As the spores are germinating at a surface, the fungal hyphe are growing until they find the adequate algal partner. If not, the fungus dies because without it's symbiotic partner the fungus is almost unable to survive. If both partners match, the fungus forms the lichen like structure with the algae inside that photosynthesize. Pretty complex. ____________________ plantagram red greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram weekendvibes fungus igers pflanzen mosses naturephotography flowers cladonia lichens phd

40 Days ago
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- G L O W - Glow whenever you can! I was working hard all day to get my second publication done. I will finish the first draft by the end of this week. The study is about cyanobacteria coming from Antarctica, the Arctic and European Alps that we investigated with a genetic approach. We might have discovered a new cyanobacteria species and I am really excited to show the results to my colleagues. __________________ plantagram copper greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram maracuja scindapsus igers pflanzen instafood naturephotography flowers fruits lichens phd

44 Days ago
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- G R E E N - C A V I A R - Microcitrus australasica is doing well over here even throughout winter. It stopped flowering but the fruits are growing. Can't wait to taste them. This plant is also called caviar lime due to the fish egg like fruit flesh inside. ___________________ pl plantagram lemon greenery flowerpower succulents greenthumb greenbeauty houseplants plants urbanjungle foliage plantlife horticulture botany science nature plantbased flowstagram maracuja citrus igers pflanzen instafood naturephotography flowers fruits lichens phd

46 Days ago
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- E X T R E M I S T - I am still amazed by the crazy lichens that occur in the Atacama Desert. This is Everniopsis trulla longing for water that is rushing by as fog. This is the only opportunity for these lichens to photosynthesize. I am pleased to be able to investigate them and to capture their secrets. Lichens are stunning, but the extremophile ones from the Atacama are far beyond. In the last days I received new data about the water input during fog events that is accessible for lichens. It is so crazy over there. _______________________ atacamachile atacamadesert desert sand fog haze water extreme biology science research phdlife phd ecology naturephotography nature botany lichenology plantnerd instaplants plantsofinstagram plantagram greenery flowerpower atacama greenthumb indoorplants

50 Days ago
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- P A R R O T - Brighter than Christmas baubles ever could be are the flowers of Impatiens niamniamensis! It's a thankful indoor plant that produces flowers even throughout the winter season in cold rooms. If the plants become too big you can simply cut them down and it grows again with many branches. Cuttings also easily can be propagated in water. I will show you mine next week. _______________________ urban urbanjungle instaplants plantagram plantsofinstagram picoftheday flowerpower flowerporn jungle indoorplants impatiens green greenery red parrot baubles christmas igers grün blüte botany nature science research kongo germany greenthumb plants pflanzen

54 Days ago
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- Z I G - Z A G - D W A R F - Sophora protrata 'Little Baby' is a shrub from New Zealand with tiny fern like leaves and yellow flowers. I got mine two years ago and I keep it indoors. Little water, almost no fertilizer, full sun and this one makes you happy year around. The branches grow in a zigzag pattern and are similar to the more famous plant Corokia cotoneaster. ______________________ instap plantsofinstagram plantagram leaves sophora corokia zigzag bizarre greenthumb greenery plantaddiction newzeeland abroad growingplants green indoorplants trees shrub dwarf flowerpower flowers growing igers plants pots interiordesign interiorhome interior

55 Days ago
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Got a new weirdo among my collection! This one is known as ground pine or club moss, lycopodium is a small, creeping or climbing evergreen plant that grows in forests. Lycopodium, along with its relatives, the ferns, is a seedless vascular plant that reproduces with spores. It grows best in a cool, moist environment with nutrient-rich soil. Because of its high moisture and humidity requirements, lycopodium is a difficult plant to maintain in the home and is best grown in pots. Hopefully I can keep it alive! _____________________ w alien lycopodium plantcetera plantnerds plantsofinsta plantsrule plantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday friyay new horticulture botany forest autumn specialist mosses fern understory houseplantclub houseplants greenthumb igers bloggers succulents ilovesucculents plantcetera

57 Days ago
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- A N E M O N A - This Passiflora tucumanensis is a tetraploid species. It was created in the lab. During the germination of the seeds, a chemical is added that interacts with the DNA of the seedling during cell division. The whole genome is doubled what means that a bigger genome needs more space in a cell and therefore the cells expand. Bigger flowers, leaves and even fruits are the result. ____________________ v passiflora flowerporn flowerpower plantsofinstagram instaplants plantagram maracuja passionsblumen passionflower passifloraceae blue fragrance greenthumb green greenplant greenhouse tflers igers germany roses picoftheday plantoftheday ilovesucculents succulents indoorplants

61 Days ago
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- M A K E - M E - M O V E - This is a cyanobacterium (Phormidium sp.) during movement in real time. They excrete a slime like substance made of sugars to glide. By this feature they are able to adapt to changing light conditions and go up or down in soil. __________________ move cyanobacteria bacteria slime biology microbiology microscopy phdlife plants plantsofinstagram green greenery flowers flowerpower greenthumb cells botany work picoftheday plantoftheday science naturephotography nature bluegreen algae phycology lichens tflers igers

63 Days ago
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- W I N T E R - I S S U E S- Doesn't it make you sick that your beloved plants are losing their foliage? Litter in every corner and we are far away from spring. Although 13°C are expected during Christmas for Germany, I can't wait to see my plants sprouting again. My aim for 2018: Get some plants that flower during winter season! _______________________ litte leaves foliageplants winter snow fall autumn spring instaplants planta plantagram plantsofinstagram grey green greenery greenthumb growingplants indoorplants gardeningisfun gardening igers tflers plantoftheday flowerpower flowers flowerporn

64 Days ago
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- E V E R G R E E N - Epipremnum aureum helps to refresh the air of your rooms. It can bind nicotine or substances released from plastics that are harmful and produces oxygen to the same time. What a positive mate! Get some for your appartment. __________________ leaves greenisrelaxing green greenery houseplantclub houseplantsofinstagram houseplants refresh freshair plantsofinstagram greenthumb plantagram flowerpower windowsill nicotine happy weekend planta plantoftheday picoftheday blogger urbanjungle plantcetera tflers igers

67 Days ago
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- S L A V E - Peltigera polydactyla is a rare cyanolichen in temperate forests. The photobiont of this lichen is Nostoc commune. The photobiont is completely under the control of the fungus. _________________ lich plantsofinstagram instaplants science biology scientist plants algae weekend welcomeback black green greenery trip forest wood work greenery mosses peltigera flowerpower blogger lifestyle

74 Days ago
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- S T R I P E S - Found this Tiger pepper today. Tastes like every ordinary pepper but if u like to impress somebody it is quite likely that you can do it with this one. And for the botanic nerds (every reader is included): This pepper is coming from a pollinated flower and therefore is a fruit and NOT a vegetable. ______________________ pepper paprika peperoni red vegetables instafood instafruits fruits instahealthy flowering flowerporn flowerpower tiger stripes tigerstripes nerd plantnerds plantsofinstagram instaplants plantagram green greenthumb greenery gardening gemüse obst frucht

100 Days ago
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- L I N T - Scindapsus pictus is a climber for shady corners. This plant is growing not too fast and comes from Malaysia and Bangladesh right into your living room or bathroom. ___________________ scindapsu pictus asia bangladesh malaysia shady shadow bathroom livingroom plants plantsofinstagram plantoftheday plantagram green greenery greenthumb gardeningisfun garden botany greenplant indoorgarden plantgang flowers pflanzen garten blüten

101 Days ago
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- F I R E - F L A K E - Right to the first snow in Germany I have to share this stunning Passiflora species with you. It's the tiny P. jorullensis. It is like a small fire star but with an evil scent. Place it at a bright spot at the window sill and you will be happy all year around and sometimes even get some purple fruits. _________________ passiflora passifloraceae passionflowers maracuja fire star plants plantagram plantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday green greenthumb growingplants greenery gardeningisfun gardening gardener botany brazil germany bloggers snow firstsnow flowerstagram flowergram flowers flowerpower blüten

102 Days ago
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- F L U F F Y - My desert rose (Adenium obesum) feels fluffy during these cold days. I have to take care that I do not overwater it in the cold period. Succulent plants can easily be harmed by to much water in the soil with temperatures below 20 degree Celsius. ___________________ adeniumob adenium desertrose roses redroses rosen succulove succulents succulentplant ilovesucculents iloveplants ilovegardening green greenery plantoftheday plantaddiction plants plantsofinstagram instaplants plantoftheday plantagram caudex caudexlicious flowerporn flowerpower greenthumb

108 Days ago
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- R E G I N - Billbergia sits like a queen at it's throne and watches me. As I got this plant in spring it was small with about 3 flowers. Until now it developed into a messy monster. It is supposed to flower during winter. If it doesn't, I will remove it to another place. Can't wait to see the big pink flowers, though. ______________________ pink queen regina bromeliads ilovesucculents succulove succulents bromelia airplants tillandsia plants plantsofinstagram plantaddiction plantagram plantfamily greenthumb greenery passiflora pots throne tflers bloggers plantblog plantnerds

109 Days ago
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- D E E R - T O N G U E - Still unsure if I like this plant or not. At least it's a real survivor. It does not need much water nor light but it is also a slow grower. If you want to propagate it just loosen a single leaf, detach it and let it air dry for a few days. Afterwards you simply put the leaf in a new pot and after several weeks there are tiny new leaves popping up ______________________ deer tongue plantsofinstagram instaplants grey black leaves aloevera succulents ilovesucculents greenthumb greenery plantagram indoorplants gardeningisfun indoorgarden survivor hairy plants plantoftheday pots propagate succulentplants instasucculent picoftheday flowering flowerpower

110 Days ago
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- 1 5 0 0 - Thanks a lot and for 1500 followers! __________________ 1500 followers flowerpower flowers flowerporn flowergram roses redroses love heart plants plantaddiction plantsofinstagram plantagram gardeningisfun garden botanical red wine buds green greenery greenthumb science botany royal tflers igers bloggers

112 Days ago
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- B L U E - G R E E N - Time for some Cyanobacteria! This is a selection of species that are assigned to cold biomes like Antarctica or the Arctic. There are also some endemic species among them. The can metabolize till minus 20 degree Celsius. How cool is that? ______________________ c endemic arctic antarctica alpine alps snow blue green instaplants plantsofinstagram plantagram plantoftheday microbiology biology science bacteria microscopy cells flowerstagram flowers flowerpower halloween weekend frozen water

114 Days ago
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- T E E N Y - T I N Y - Dendrochilum filiforme is taking a nap during Europe's winter months. I didn't get this year's flowers because during my trip to the desert. But hopefully this Philippine species will bring it again next year. It offers a beautiful scent by the way. ____________________ flowerst flowerpower orchid philippines carribean sea tropical jungle leaves flowers green greenery plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram instaplants greenthumb tflers igers iloveorchids orchidlove orchidee dendrochilum plantagram plants plantclub houseplantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday

116 Days ago
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- D E S E R T - B R E A T H - The Atacama Desert of Chile is the most hostile environment on Earth? I don't think so! We discovered a new type of Biological Soil Crust where hundreds of km2 are covered with a blackish crust. All the black spots are covered with tiny saxicolous micro lichens that form a crust. At the moment I try my best to investigate these lichens and crusts. We found clear patterns that distinguish the black and white parts of the crust. ___________________ miracle lichens atacamadesert chile atacamachile atacama desert biology life mars blackandwhite black green greenery plantagram plantsofinstagram instaplants greenthump botany lichenology sand dune science environment hostile phdlife phd

120 Days ago