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Old 09-13-2007, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's one that I haven't seen up on this site yet. It has been in the hobby for some time now.....esp in Japan. It is still rather expensive last time I checked ($10-15 per stem), but others may know better. Thus far it seems to be on the easier side although I have heard some reports of people having a little trouble (expected with rotalas)........way easier than mexicana in my experince! In terms of rotalas, it is a slow grower, actually in terms of any stem plant. It seems to grow keikis off the side when you change the water drastically. The color is bright green, leaves are about as thick as pusilla but way longer and many more per whorl about the same number per whorl as vietnam or hippuris but I haven't sacrificed a plant to count yet. It gets about 1 1/2 - 2" in diameter.

BY FAR MY FAVORITE ROTALA EVER!


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Any feedback or comments, please post!

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A big thanks goes out to the person who got this for me......you know who you are!



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Old 09-13-2007, 05:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a nice looking stem there Ken.
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i want it
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oHHHHH that is sweet! I want some!
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Wow. Beautiful Rotala. I am beyond jealous. I hope this makes it to the US in decent qauntities at some point.
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Thats one interesting rotala... I know I want it but I can't tell if its just because I can't have it.

I haven't seen this one around in the for sale section, I am a fan of rotala sp. so I will keep an eye out for this one in the future.
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NIIIiiiicceeee your's looks soo much nicer than mine!
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it looks like mayaca
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Default Re: Rotala verticillaris

Interestingly I found a reference to this plant. If the plant posted is actually verticillaris (I have to take the word of the Japanese on this) then the whole Genus was named after this plant.

According to Christel Kasselmann Rotala (which means wheel) was named for the type species of rotala verticillaris. If this is actually verticillaris I would have to agree.....the leaves do resemble the spokes of a wheel when viewed from above.....now if I can only find the original species description that isn't written in french..........

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wait................

did you say rotala mexicana? holding out huh?!?!?!?

jus kidding. serves me right for not going to the meetings or hanging out on APC anymore!

and this verticillaris is pretty nice.
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