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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: elatine
- From: Stephan Mifsud <valerandi at yahoo_com>
- Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 13:34:57 -0700 (PDT)
Anyone have pictures or information on Elatine. What
so I can search on Google? Who sells it?
Elatine: the waterworts
Elatine triandra seems to be the species which is
availabe in the US. Its a native to the US, Europe and
other countries. But I would also like to know where
aquarium variety originates from. There is
very little info about it on the web. Do a google
images. Flora danica is quite good.
Elatine macropoda from the west Mediterranean was used
European aquaria, Many of the older books list it, but
seems that its popularity has waned. E. hydropiper has
shallower roots and was not so popular.
E. gussonei is a Maltese endemic. Grows in temporary
water pools that dry up in summer. Nice carpet plant.
trying it out as an aquarium plant and have sent seeds
cultivated plants to Tom Barr for comparing to his
A few posts ago Tom mentioned how to grow E triandra
Submerged, the plants are very similar. Experts tell
apart by the flowers and seeds. Until recently the
mentioned were all regarded as to be varieties of E.
hydropiper 'from water pepper', triandra 'has three
stamens' (nb there are also E. hexandra, E octandra) ,
to the long flower stem, gussonei is named after
Gusson-has strongly curved seeds and relatively larger
Also Glossostigma elatinoides was named due to its
similarity with Elatine.
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