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jim21 08-10-2007 06:37 PM

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.

A picture is attached, and more can be provided if needed.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information and *Thanks* in advance for any assistance!


fish_4_all 08-10-2007 06:55 PM

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.

The-Wolf 08-10-2007 10:21 PM

no idea but the UK aquatic plant society will be able to help you

jim21 08-11-2007 11:27 AM

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!!


fish_4_all 08-11-2007 12:08 PM

Could be right, the "bulb" does kinda look the same. Sounds like a good plant.

jim21 08-16-2007 12:32 AM

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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