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[APD] Re: Amazon Biotope
On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 16:55:02 -0600, Steven Pituch <spituch at ev1_net> wrote:
Do me a favor. If you do get some Tropica Ludwigia helminthorrhiza
check out some photos on my web site at:
http://users.ev1.net/~spituch/unidentified/unidentified.html , and
at "Unidentified Plant #1".
The picture on the Tropica site shows the floating form, although I did
the lower part of the picture at another sit that shows submerged
I think my plant is (or is very similar to) L. helminthorrhiza, but
live in Texas, L. helminthorrhiza is not supposed to be here. It is
supposed to extend north only to southern Mexico. However, in that case
still want to know what it is. I have grown it emersed in dry soil, and
a floating plant, but it seems to grow nicely from the substrate, and
it reaches the surface it forms very pretty rosettes. The entire plant
looks to me to be like a very pretty rose bush complete with green
(the leaf rosettes).
If you do get some please compare it to my photos.
I will try and remember to do that when I get it, but for now I found two
bigger pictures of it at "http://www.molluscan.com/macrophytes/":
I think the aerial roots are the big distinguishing factor, and I'm not
100% sure your picture looks like these pictures. I think it's also called
(I worked this out from the names of the pictures, suprise suprise) Water
Banana because the roots look like tiny bananas, however I have also seen
this name on the Internet associated with Ludwigia Ascendens, described as:
'Water Banana (Ludwigia adscendens)
Class : Dicot
Family : Onagraceae
It is a half-submerged plant measuring 60 cm tall. It is found in Africa,
Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea and Australia. It is a
fairly common plant, found in streams and ponds. This species can grow
rooted in mud or floating in water. It has alternate leaves, which have
leaf blades with blunt tips. Individual flowers are found at the axils of
each leaf and possess white or yellow petals. It belongs to the Water
Happy to help!
I assume you live in America, so I wouldn't be able to send you any...
thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk
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