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Re: Differents types of Eustralis Stellata
I've a sneaky feeling you and Chee Ming are referring to this plant:
<http://toshir0.tripod.com/010101.jpg> (if Tripod moniker appears, cut/paste
address into browser url bar).
It's been floating around setups here in San Francisco; there's some
speculation that this might be a Gratiola sp. (officinalis?), or as CK Yeo
notes, Limnophila aromatica. Maybe Tom has made more progress in terms of
identification; he'd previously cited opposing leaf arrangements despite
In any event, quite variable in coloration as well. For instance, witness
the same plant in Jeff Kropp's aquarium (listed as "Gratiola" and nestled
behind a stand of H. corymbosa "compact"). It comes quite close in
coloration here, to the Rotala indica beside it:
<http://www.e-aquaria.com/exp_jkropp.html>. An interesting species!
On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 "Wayne Wah" <tswah at mbox3_singnet.com.sg> wrote:
Subject: Re: Differents types of Eustralis Stellata
Hello Chee Ming,
This is Wayne from Singapore too. I agree with you there are two types of
The "authentic" one which all of us are trying to grow well grows upwards.
Its leaves grow around the stem in a horizontal plane. When seen from the
top, it looks like a spock of a wheel.
The "fake" eustralis stellata has an aroma. It grows slightly slanting.
Even in moderate lighting, the leave nodes are close to one another and it
will still produce lots of leaves. When viewed from the top, it seems more
angular and less round than the "real" Eustralis.S. [truncated]
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