Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

The guttaciej is a selection of drops of SAP (xylem) on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as herbs. But do not confuse guttaciej with dew, which condenseries from the atmosphere on the surface of plants.

We present you a selection of extraordinary examples of natural drops that appeared as a result of gulali — amazing natural phenomena.

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

1. The guttaciej (from lat. gutta — "drop") — the process of removing water in the form of drops of liquid on the surface of plants heatedly. (Author: Luc Viatour)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

2. At night, the evaporation does not occur, because the stomata (pores in the leaves, stems and other organs that are used for gas exchange) of most plants are closed in the night. (Author: RUTH JENSEN)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

3. When there is a high level of soil moisture, the water penetrates to the roots of plants, as the water potential of the roots is less than dirt. (Author: NOAH ELHARDT)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

4. Water accumulates in the plant, creating a slight pressure in the root. (Author: TANAKAWHO)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

5. Root pressure leads to the release of water through special openings on the leaf tips (hydathode or water glands), forming droplets. (Author: URSULA ROSEEU)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

6. Root pressure (osmotic pressure in the cells of the root system, which leads to the movement of SAP from roots to leaves) provides this movement, preventing immediate evaporation of water from the roots. (Author: Hanson59)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

7. Weak illumination, high humidity contribute to gulali. (Author: Dohduhdah)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

8. The guttaciej very common in many plants of tropical rainforests and is often observed on the tips of the leaves of young seedlings. (Author: Ies)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

9. (Author: AlexRK)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

10. (Author: nz_willowherb)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

11. (Author: JOHN PETRANKA)

Beautiful drops: 12 examples of gulali

12. (Author: LUC VIATOUR)

Keywords: Drops | Plants | Grass

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