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Old 06-24-2005, 01:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Rotala indica is one of my favorites, and I will always call it INDICA! although I get kinda bored with it after a while. I like plants that grow fairly easily. I do not need to be challenged, or like a plant just because it is the current challenge fad. It all comes down to looks. I appreciate how a plant looks by its shape, color, contrast and how it fits in with other plants for the over all appearance. It would be hard to really pinpoint it to only one plant.

I love the thin leaf Crinums like calamistratum for the reasons Jan said, I love Sri Lanka cryps for their dark earthy colors, Hygrophila difformis, (or should I call it Synnena triflorium? Which is the proper name?) for its light color and fern like shape, I am partial to Alternanthera and Nesaea, and this Hygrophila costata I am falling in love with... too many plants to choose from

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Old 06-24-2005, 07:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree, there is a lot of plants to choose from, it is very hard to choose a favorite at times and then at other times it is easy; at this point in time I have found it easy to pick Rotala. However it may change in the future.



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Old 06-24-2005, 10:03 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Rotala indica is one of my favorites, and I will always call it INDICA!
Why? Is there really any good reason to call things by outdated and innacurate names? I still see that sold in a few LFS here as indica and for the life of me can't figure out why.

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Hygrophila difformis is the proper name. The other is an old synonym.
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:04 AM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Because that is the name I have always known it by, the name that is most used, and the name people recognize. I know proper names have always been real important to you, but they are not that important to me. I do not worry about it in casual conversation. I don't think it matters unless the discussion or the article is technical in nature. But I was also just poking fun! I don't really care one way or the other, however it would concern me that all the lurkers reading this would be searching the internet wanting to buy Rotala rotundifolia and wondering why nobody has it. Same thing with Eusteralis. Any one that has heard anything about this plant would not recognize the "new" name. I wondered why Eusteralis was not in your Plant Finder...it took me a little while to figure it out and remember what I had read in APD. Maybe Plant Finder should search by syn. also.
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My favorite is vesicularia montagnei (x-mass) and other mosses species in may tanks: vesicularia dubyana (java), Taxiphyllum barbieri (singapore), Taxiphyllum sp. (Taiwan), Fontinalis antipyretica (willow), Vesicularia reticulata (Erect), Leptodictyon riparium (Stringi moss). With this plant you can do almost everything....for me there can't be planted tank without moss
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Aw, we have a moss man here ... I agree got to have moss in a tank, I know I do.... Got Moss!



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Because that is the name I have always known it by, the name that is most used, and the name people recognize. I know proper names have always been real important to you, but they are not that important to me.
It's not so much that it's important to me as that it's important to the hobby. If it weren't, we wouldn't have a Plant Finder or Plant ID forum at all. Please see this thread for more: https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ead.php?t=7573

Why should people still call it indica? They don't still call a certain fish Apistogramma ramirezi. Rotundifolia was imported as indica over 40 years ago. That's probably enough time to correct things. Most of the reason any confusion still exists is because it is still often sold by the wrong name. For that reason, I believe that it would be very beneficial for sellers to help out.

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I do not worry about it in casual conversation. I don't think it matters unless the discussion or the article is technical in nature.
I don't really either, and it certainly isn't life or death. When I talk to my plant buddies, I don't say "Hey Bob, do you have any more of that Cryptocoryne beckettii petchii?" I'll just refer to it as petchii. But I don't think using outdated or incorrect names as common names can possibly be good.

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But I was also just poking fun!
I know you were. I just wanted to make what I think is an important point without being overly pedantic. My apologies if I was.

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however it would concern me that all the lurkers reading this would be searching the internet wanting to buy Rotala rotundifolia and wondering why nobody has it.
That's my point in a nut shell.

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Same thing with Eusteralis.[ Any one that has heard anything about this plant would not recognize the "new" name. I wondered why Eusteralis was not in your Plant Finder...it took me a little while to figure it out and remember what I had read in APD. Maybe Plant Finder should search by syn. also.
That's not a bad idea. At least the synonyms should be a part of the information for each species.
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Hygrophila difformis because it's easy, has a moderate growth rate, and looks good.

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Good old Water wisteria, I myself have never had much luck with this easy to grow plant.



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Don't feel bad, I can't grow java fern to save my life.

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