Re:Rotala leaves

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>From: "Clayton L. Workman" <cworkman at quapaw_astate.edu>
>Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 00:39:49 -0500 (CDT)
>Subject: Rotala Leaves

>The plant had small roundish leaves when I got it.  It still has those
>same leaves, but the new leaves (which are many) that have grown as the
>plant has grown since I've had it are long, slender leaves - nothing like
>the leaves that were grown on it already.
>Can anybody tell me why this is happening?  I really like the original
>leaves a little better and the plant looks funny with the two different
>kinds.  (Yes, the whole plant is under water.)

The plant that you got was grown emersed (in the air), and now your are
growing it submersed.  You probably have R. rotundifolia or indica.  In
both these species the aerial leaves are a lot rounder than the submerged

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174
  In already humid Mississippi