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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #965
Sounds like liverwort to me. I've grown it for years in a terrarium, but
have not had any luck growing it totally immersed.
> Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 16:54:33 -0400
> From: "Maladorno, Dionigi" <DIONIGI.MALADORNO at roche_com>
> Subject: Mysterious US plant
> Recently during my kayaking outings to rivers in the NJ - NY - PA
> tri-state area I collected a plant that I have not been yet able to
> identify (the books I checked for pictures are: Rataji, Dennerle's book,
> Baensch Atlas vol. 1 and 2. I also skimmed through the University of
> Florida web site on aquatic plants).
> It is a plant that clings to rock substrates, where it forms carpet-like
> mats at most 1.5 inches thick. The plant forms runners sticking to the
> substrate, from which short green stems originate every few millimeters.
> These stems divide and branch out two-four times, producing sort of
> coral-like ramifications that do not have visible any sort of typical
> leaf structure.