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[APD] Hygrophila costata

Over a month ago I saw H. costata listed on an availability list from an exporter in Indonesia, so I brought the plant in. I have not been able to find any information on this plant other than an obscure reference with the USDA, (it is not prohibited) I pulled the plant from my WEB site after one of my customers told me he thought what I sent was a form of Alternanthera. Since then I have gotten confirmation from Indonesia that what I got is indeed costata and not Alternanthera. Looking at the plant closely I see it has very thin, but brittle "woody" stems typical of some Hygro species such as stricta and corymbosa. The leaves are shaped like Alternanthera, but the color is unique. It is sort of a olive green with a gray tinge to it It appears to take root and grow very easily even in non C02 set ups. I have never seen this pant sold anywhere or listed anywhere before. Does anyone have any information on this plant?

Robert Hudson

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