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Re: Amano's Unknown "Javamoss"
>Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 11:55:44 -0400
>From: Dwight <boukmn at mindspring_com>
>Subject: Re: Amano's Unknown "Javamoss"
> Does anyone have a scientific or common name for this plant?
Dwight, over here in Singapore, it's known by many names. Christmas Moss,
Triangular Moss, Willow Moss, Taiwan Moss - take your pick.
I can guess how these common names came about. Christmas because, when
tied to driftwood and growing well, it looks like a Christmas Tree.
Triangular because of the shapes of the fronds. Willow, I don't know but
could be named after weeping willows. Taiwan because that's where its
originally from. If you have a girlfriend called Kate, you can even name
it after her. You know, Kate Moss :)
I have heaps of them in my tanks and it all started about 2 years ago when
I found one frond of this strange looking moss in a bunch of Java Moss
which I bought from a fish shop. There are a few folks on this mailing
list who have received the moss from me in the past. I don't know how many
of them have successfully propagate this moss but it's really quite easy.
It's not a demanding plant. If you can grow Java Moss, you shouldn't have
any problems with it.
Anyone who wants the moss can try sending me a private email. I don't
promise I have enough for everyone but if you write a nice email, you are
sure to get some ;)
Loh K L