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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Echinodorus ID
- From: Dirk
- Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:15:19 -0600
- In-Reply-To: <199711182048.PAA09628 at acme_actwin.com>
Please help me identify this plant. It was sold to me as a "sword plant,"
so I presume it's an echinordorus sp.
Descrip: I assume it is not full sized, but it has fairly dark green
rather shiny lanceolate leaves. The largest is 4 inches long 3/4 inches
wide, on a thin 6 inch stalk. They are smooth on the top surface except
they indent slightly at the veins. It looks alot like the E. argentinensis
picture in my Baensch vol. 2 (not a great picture). Here's the stickler:
the veins do not appear to be palmate at all, instead the pinnate, opposite
veins trail upward from a single central vein.
The retailer said it came from a FL wholesaler, so I assume it's not a
particularly rare or unusual strain.
Thanks in advance for your help.