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gema 05-27-2013 11:16 PM

Is this plant even aquatic?
 
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I can't seem to find what it is or any information on it.
I have scanned though website after website trying to find something similar but still nothing.

Any help would be much appreciated. :-D
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DKRST 05-27-2013 11:33 PM

I have no idea! Looks nice though. One issue is that emersed (out-of-water) growth forms can look very different, in terms of leaf shape and stem thickness, from plants grown immersed (under water). I don't recognize the plant, but then again, there are lots of plants I can't ID! If the plant fades over time, well... then oops. Just enjoy it in the meantime and see what happens.

Since I see lots of nodal rootlets coming out, I bet it's aquatic, but that's just my hypothesis.

I bet someone here can ID it for you.

gema 05-27-2013 11:37 PM

You can kind of see in the photo that it has quite a few roots sprouting from all over it .

FishyFishy89 05-27-2013 11:52 PM

I believe this is Ludqigia. If so, then yes, it is aquatic.

Boredomb 05-28-2013 12:26 AM

Judging by the roots coming out of the nodes on the stems themselves I am guess and say it is aquatic. Through I dont know what plant species it is.

gema 05-28-2013 12:37 AM

I have some ludwigia in the tank also, both brought from the same store but both look completely different. So I don't think that it's ludwigia

redchigh 05-28-2013 12:57 AM

Shinnersia rivularis perhaps?

ao 05-28-2013 03:25 AM

I'm guessing it is an alternanthera bettzickiana? common name: green hedge...

it has an aquatic cousin but is non aquatic itself...

gema 05-28-2013 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by aokashi (Post 2169825)
I'm guessing it is an alternanthera bettzickiana? common name: green hedge...

it has an aquatic cousin but is non aquatic itself...

Wow :thankyou:! I looked it up and you were spot on! I will be returning it tomorrow... hopefully

FishyFishy89 05-28-2013 09:26 AM

Glad you could get it solved. When I saw the picture it screamed ludwigia to me.


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