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Re: Cyperus sp.

>On Sat, 23 May 1998, Kevin Gilpin wrote:
>>      I'm trying to get more information about the plant Cyperus Helferi.
>> I have not seen it in any of the plant books I own.  Amano uses it
>> frequently in his tanks.  It resembles vallisneria and acorus gramineus.
>> For those of you with Amano books 2 and 3 I will provide the page numbers
>> where the plant is pictured.  Any information would be helpful.  I'm not
>> sure if this is a true aquatic plant, maybe a marsh plant, but I think it
>> may tolerate low light and that is what I am looking for:  A tall grass
>> like plant that tolerates low light.   Anyone ever seen it for sale
>> though? Any other plants that would fit this description.  I have heard
>> Acorus doesn't do well submersed.
Cyperus helferi was discovered recently by Holger Windelov of Tropica.  It
is said to do well underwater and to be easy to grow.  See the Tropica web
site, specifically at http://www.tropica.dk/133a.htm   to read their
description of the plant.

Paul Krombholz, recovering from another cold.