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Old 05-18-2004, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought some Aponogeton bulbs from Walmart. Out of 5 only 3 sprouted, 2 of them look like crispus although they have very narrow leaves. The third one is very much out of the ordinary. I've never seen anything like it. Found it growing in the back of my guppy tank under heavy cover of other plants that needed a major trim. It was very dark there. I moved it into another tank with more light. It is one of the bulbs for sure, but it has 30-40 plantlets with 1" stems and 1/2-3/4" leaves.
Anyone know what it is?
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Very crypt-like but I cannot ID that plant. Whats on the right side
of the pic? Chara sp.?
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Yes, that is Chara. And the bulb is still in the middle of all those little plants, I'll see if I can get a better pic.
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Default little better, also another ID

this pic shows the size better, and the bulb.

Also a pic of a plant that appeared in my pond, I cant find info on it. any help appreciated.
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Truly weird. I don't recall hearing about Aponogeton spp. without bulbs. Maybe this is another genus. Or rather looking similar to Crypt.


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it has a bulb....it's the brown clump(tuber) in my palm.
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I sure am stumped. The leaves look like Elatine to me, but if it has a bulb it can't be.

Very pretty though.
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The floating plant is riccocarpus (spelling?)
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Thanks Ghazanfar,
I actually got one of my finds Id'ed( except I didn't find it, It just appeared in my pond).It's an interesting ,...um......err... plant. If anyone wants more info, it can be found here ---> http://www.wetwebmedia.com/PlantedTk...ivrwrtsags.htm

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I think it is an apongeton. I have few small ones from walmart that have leaves like that but not so dense.

A possiblility...
Bearded Irises will often put out increases where the rhizome was nicked or damaged it's especially true of the older heirloom varieties that are close to the species. You can almost slice an iris rhizome up like a potato and plant the "eyes". Bet the same thing is going on with that.

Let it grow. You may wind up with a ton of little apongetons.
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