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post #1 of 6 Old 08-10-2007, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Plant identification assistance


I received a great used plant, but cannot determine what it is after viewing thousands of images online. Worse part is I know I've owned this plant before a very long time ago, so I should recall the name, but age (or beer) must be catching up with me. Any assistance determining what I have is appreciated.

Leaves are light green and very similar to aponogetons ulvaceus - same color/shape, just not as long, leaves seem to grow to a max length of about 4-6" and have a longer stem than aponogetons ulvaceus. The base is large and appears to have the scars of previous leafings, much like you would see on a tropical palm tree. The base does root down.

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Please let me know if I can provide any additional information and *Thanks* in advance for any assistance!


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post #2 of 6 Old 08-10-2007, 06:55 PM
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It almost looks like Draceana Compacta or Pineapple plant but I can't find a picture of the "rhizome" part to verify it.

Otherwise I would guess it is some kind of sword like a red melon sword or something similar with an odd shaped bulb from constant removal of the leaves.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-10-2007, 10:21 PM
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no idea but the UK aquatic plant society will be able to help you

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post #4 of 6 Old 08-11-2007, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help! I think I've about got it figured out - after digging around using the info I received here, I found a post at thekrib that has a picture of Nuphar sp. (not sure what the sp is), AKA Spatterdock. If this is indeed what it is, there is some indication that the clippings could die in a few months, so hopefully that wont be the case. For now its growing well, new leaves, roots shooting down, good color/hardiness.

We'll see - Thanks again!!

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-11-2007, 12:08 PM
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Could be right, the "bulb" does kinda look the same. Sounds like a good plant.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-16-2007, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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You are correct fish_4_all - it is indeed nuphar japonicum as your picture showed. You da man! :)

Thanks for your time and assistance!
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