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[APD] RE: Gratolia?
Everybody, thanks for your input.Ok I spoke with Paul the peson who I got
this plant from and here is the text he wrote.
Saw your post on the APD about the Limnophia species. Yes it is Limnophia
aromatica not Gratiola. I had a biologist at NC State University look at
it, gave him the rest of the same plant I sent to you. He said at first he
thought it was Gratiola, but he then broke one stem. He said this is
definitely Limnophia aromatica. A very distinct smell came from the stem
once broken. He also said that just rubbing the leaves does not produce the
tell tale smell only when a stem is broken. He is in the process of growing
it emmersed to see the flowers. He is almost 100% that it is Limnophia even
without the flowers.
This plant is such an easy grower I do not know why it is not widely
available. It does not need the tlc like e stellata. I notices in a tank
that wasn't getting enough nutrients this plant was still thriving while
heteranthera zosterfolia and others were showing signs.
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