Tuesday, December 9, 2008

[Exceptionally] Pretty pictures: transmitted light -- Part III

(See the other transmitted light posts here.)

Plectranthus verticillatus. Don't know what the little dark speckles are doing there.

Chlorophytum x 'Fire Flash.' You know, the color combination really is pretty. It's a shame the leaves turn so dramatically ugly when they go.

Philodendron 'Congo Green.' Awfully similar to the first post's Philodendron hederaceum micans.

Ficus elastica, immature leaf. Heavy vein, light vein, heavy vein, light vein and flip: heavy vein, light vein, heavy vein, light vein. . . .

Chamaedorea metallica, immature leaf. (The mature ones are too opaque to photograph well with this technique.) Made of awesome.

Aglaonema brevispathum 'Thai Snowflakes.' Didn't quite work out as well as I'd hoped, though I'm not sure what I wanted to be different.

Peperomia caperata. Wasn't happy with this one, and attempted it several times, but the Peperomia thwarted me. I don't know if you've ever been thwarted by a Peperomia before, but it hurts.

Begonia 'Coffee Texas Star.' I like it, though I still wish I could have kept the petiole out of the photo, like with most of the others.

Syngonium podophyllum 'Pigeon Schitt.' No, that's really the name they gave it when they sold it to us. I go back and forth about whether or not I find it clever.

Vriesea splendens. What can I say? It's pretty slick, no?


our friend Ben said...

You, um, ARE kidding about 'Pigeon Schitt', right? Uh, right?!!! Yow. And yup, that Vriesia's beyond belief. Thanks for sharing these!

mr_subjunctive said...

Nope. That's what they call it. In fairness, I can't think of a name that describes the plant any more perfectly.

Ordinarily, if I have any cultivar name at all, I'll write it on the tag when I put the prices on, but in this case, I think I just left it at "Syngonium podophyllum." (I suppose I could have added, variegatum.)

sharp green pencil said...

hi there.. these are very lovely photos! and in answer to your question yes it is the orchid I bought last year. There is a photo of it on Sundays post .. (Eternal Wind)..I had to laugh as I have just read your Mondays post.. so I am not the only one who thinks Orchids are a bit strange!..