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> Subject: Plant ID help needed.
> Hi all,
> There is this weed-like plant which I bought in Singapore more than a year
> ago and I've yet find out its scientific name. It's truely a carpet plant
> that really prefers to grow horizontally unlike most plants that are
> vertically inclined. Its leaves are bright green, about 1 cm - 1.5 cm, 2
> opposing leaves per internode alternating in direction at every internode,
> and leaf shape is something like m.micranthemoides. As it got many roots
> growing from the internodes plus its stem is rather weak, it has the
> tendency to lie on the substrate or driftwood and allow itself to anchor
> firmly thus spreading horizontally. On closer inspection, the internodes
> sometimes produces a tiny white bud that looks like its going to flower but
> it does not, perhaps only for its terrestrial form which I've not tried out.
Looks like Rotala indica "variety green". Funny plant. Hard to tell from the
> As you can see from the picture, its located on the left foreground and also
> the whole stretch of "hill" which is actually a piece of driftwood covered
> totally by it. I simply tied a few strands of it along the driftwood and it
> does the rest of the job!
Sounds like it.
> Notice the right foreground? It looks the mini version of lilaeopsis doesn't
> it? Its found in Singapore and it hardly grows higher than 2 cm. Could it be
> a utricularia sp.?
Doubt it. Send me some and I'll tell you for sure:-)