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Echinodorus tennellus

Hey all,

I have a question:

Several months ago, I purchased, from an online
dealer, some "E. tennellus". They said that it was
"grown submersed" but that was obviously a lie due to
the shape of the foliage and the little flowers that
came with it. After about 2-3 weeks the initial
foliage died away and the plant became much larger
than E. tennellus is supposed to get, about 8-12".
Outwardly, it appeared very similar to well grown
Sagittaria subulata pusilla, except that the runners
ran across the surface of the substrate just as any
chain sword. It was *very* productive, and soon over
ran the 10 gallon tank as well as grew to the surface
and more.

Anyway, here is my question. All of the online sources
show/advertise the same plant I had purchased before
as tennellus, as well as the retail operations where
I've seen it. If that is tennellus, what/where is the
plant that is described in all of the literature? The
one that has very narrow leaves, and grows only a few

The Barry James book suggests that there are several
"races and growing forms", and that the common plant
grows to 6" but that there are larger and smaller

So where do I find the shorter forms? 

Thanks in advance,
John Wheeler

Baensch, vol.3....12cm 

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