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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Pellia
- From: Paul Krombholz <krombhol at teclink_net>
- Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 00:37:04 -0500
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>Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 13:11:40 -0700
>From: "Rhonda Wilson" <gupp at naturalaquariums_com>
>Subject: Re: Pellia
>The description of Pellia really sounds like something I've had growing
>in one of my tanks for a number of years, that I've been trying to find
>out what it is. Is this what it looks like?
>Do you have any more info or photos?
I suspect that you have Java fern (Microsorum pteropus) growing as
though it were a gametophyte. Java fern does that when light is low,
or nutrients are low. It looks like narrow wrinkled ribbons. I have
seen it change back over to the familiar sporophyte form when I put
in new fluorescent bulbs.
Paul Krombholz in central Mississippi, having warm, sunny, fall weather.