Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #422
<<: Aponogeton of yesteryear
A long time ago, in the hoary past, that is in the late 60's and early
70's, there was available in the fish stores in L.A., a viviparous
Aponogeton. It had long, narrow, dark green, leaves with undulate
margins. Instead of a flower, it produced a stout stem which would give
rise to a bulblet just below the water's surface, and eventually produce
an independent plant. Sadly, I have not seen this worthy plant since
about 1973. It was so prolific that I thought that I would never be out
of it and, of course, I have since lost it. I wonder if anybody knows
what sp. this was, and if it is still out there somewhere that I haven't
looked yet. I'll appreciate any info. that can be provided.
David Curtright, FFF>>
I think David's Aponogeton probably was A. stachysporus or A. undulatus
(which I think is a more recent synonym) and we still see them occasionally
here in Australia especially in older collections.