Re: What's this plant?
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Subject: Re: What's this plant?
From: "shaji (s.) bhaskar" <bhaskar at bnr_ca>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 1995 18:17:00 -0400
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Here is what I have learned about this plant.
It is probably some species of Ammania - either A. gracilis or A.
senegalensis. The hobbyist books are not consistent in their
descriptions of the two species. Ines Scheurmann has a picture
labeled A. senegalensis that shows the larger, fleshier plant of the
two. I already have this plant, and so do George Booth, Neil Frank,
and others. This plant has stems almost 1/2" thick, 2" leaves, and
easily grows out of the tank. Rataj says A. senegalensis is a smaller
plant, with stems 1/8"-1/4" thick ,and leaves 1" long. This
description matches the plant I saw in the store. (If you want to see
a picture of the larger plant, point your WWW browser at the Krib, and
look in my plant tank article from about two years ago.)
Conclusion : One of these two is probably A. senegalensis, the other
is probably A. gracilis, but there is confusion about which is which.
Thanks to everone who helped.