Some Art and Text: David Egan, Thea Jones, Nicola Bryant, Lauren Burrow, Nicholas Smith and Saskia Doherty
pollia condensata is a rare plant that produces a dazzling blue berry,
niest living thing’, said a paper. the paper
the shiniest living material from
depths of a forest: ‘the bright blue colouration of this fruit is more
intense than any previously described biological
and, extraordinarily, this colour comes about by a trick of the light in
the berry’s transparent skin, not
the presence of a blue pigment.’ it contains no flesh, just seeds,
resembling other juicy berries while preserving energy
its iridescent guise, changing from different angles.
berry remains vivid for centuries after falling from the plant.