03-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Silver Spring, MD - USA
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| | Re: Rotala ramosior 'Florida'
The 'sunset' is almost certainly R. ramosior. I tend to be a bit conservative when it comes to these things, but I really think it is. I showed photos of a flowering specimen to an expert I know, and to that person it looked like it. A specimen didn't turn out because the flower went bad really fast after the photo was taken. What else could it be? If from SA, probably nothing, as only that and R. mexicana are native. I remember seeing the plant being traded as "Ammannia 'sulawesi'", which is nonsense on two accounts. But, R. ramosior is found in many places where it isn't native because of introductions, so I guess you never knowas far as provenance. Similar species elsewhere in the world? I don't think there are any, really, but I'd like to check and will report back.