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Old 04-20-2005, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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taken from www.tonina-forest.net

You can see more pics here.
For some info in english, go here
So far its called Plagiomnium trichomanes which has its emmersed form shown here

The taiwanese owner has been growing it submersed for over a year, so no problems there. T<28 celsius and nutrient rich water preferred. The plant is described to grow into a round ball-like bush with no real roots. Hard to propagate, hard to find.

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Old 04-20-2005, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It looks like a moss or a liverwort. I am quite sure it is not a flowering plant (Angiosperm). It looks like a nice addition to the group of small-leaved foreground plants. We have been getting quite a lot of new ones in that group recently.
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That Taiwanese guy isn't the only one growing that plant. The rayon vert photo is dated back to 2003. It will find its way to the US eventually I am sure, I have drooled over that plant since I saw those same pictures...
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Does "rayon vert" mean "green ray"? I dun understand?...

Actually I posted this after I saw the post on mini-pellia. Plants with mini-leaves are getting rather popular aren't they, I wonder what Mr Amano will do with them.
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That's some pretty stuff. I'm surprised I've never seen it in Amano...he could probably use it rather effectively.
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Crandf,

Any other info on this plant? Lighting requirements, ph, hardness?
Any possibility of translating the info on Tonina Forest into english?
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[QUOTE=crandf]Does "rayon vert" mean "green ray"? I dun understand?.../QUOTE]

Rayon Vert Aqua is an aquatic plant nursery like Oriental, Tropica, etc. They usually have some of the rarest, newest plants in the hobby. If I misunderstood your question though, sorry

We have a number of Taiwanese people on the forum, maybe one of them would be so kind as to translate a few things for the rest of us?
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OMG that is exquisite! Thanks for teasing!

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Actually, most of the posts in the tonina-forest thread are just discussing how pretty it is and its chinese name which I roughly translate as Jade Pompoms. The little info available I've already posted earlier.

Glad you guys like it. , but how to get hold of some? The RVA website shows pics of plagiomnium trichomanes though, so maybe its selling? But I can't read japanese and besides I'm not willing to risk buying it without confirmation its the correct plant.
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Mother Nature is so awesome. Every time we think we've got the be-all and the end-all of this hobby, someone discovers a new plant that blows away anything we currently have. I love plant tanks!

And I so want some cuttings from this plagiomnium sp.!
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