Solar Panel Leaf

This fern (Dipteris conjugata) extends its solar-panel leaf to intercept the insolation of the sun. Chlorophyll, the green pigment of land-plant tissue, is the life-blood of plants, for without it, they would be unable to harness the energy of sunlight for growth and repair. Surplus energy is carried from leaves to other needy parts of the plant in the form of atomic bonds in sugar molecules.

(Source : Rain Forests & Cloud Forests by Sandved & Emsley)

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