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New Plant - any information available??
Does anybody have ANY information regarding Nomaphila Siamensis? I picked up a few at a LFS. There is very little information on the web about this plant. The fact that it is omitted from almost all listings of aquarium plants makes me nervous lol. I have checked all of my aquarium plant books which don't even reference the name. Thanks in advance.
According to the International Index of Plants [which is an acknowledged "authority" for botanists] this name is doubtful.
Digging a bit further, I found a reference in Kasselmann [Aquarium Plants, by Dr. Christel Kasselmann] for the name Nomaphila corymbosa (Blume, 1826) as a synonymn of Hygrophila corymbosa. N. stricta (Vahl/Nees) is another synonym for the same species, H. corymbosa. The latter is in our profiles, click the shaded name for the info and photos.
The photos I found online certainly have the appearance of H. corymbosa, or very similar. I would have to check in with some of my plant associates to go further.
Thanks Byron.....I wonder what makes this plant so "special" that it isn't commonly seen in the aquarium.
But, if there really is a plant species different from H. corymbosa it could be a new strain, a new discovery, or whatever. I will try to find some time in the next few days to dig around in my botanical sites and see what i can find as to the distinctness of this plant.
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