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Old 07-10-2012, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! A post on a new ground-cover plant is up on my blog AquaBiota! Here is an excerpt of what you’ll find there, for the rest click on the link below! Thank you for taking the time to check out this post ☺ Enjoy!
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The most defining characteristics of this plant is that the leaves (almost 1/2 inch max in diameter) are perfectly round circles that come out in pairs at each node along the stem. The lack of any petiole connecting the main stem to the leaf, makes for a very compact-look. When this plant is grown to its fullest it looks like a tight mat of circular leaves. At this time there really isn't any other ground-cover plant like it in the hobby.



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Old 07-11-2012, 01:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool looking!
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A scientific name would be helpful.
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Or even where it's supposedly from.
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very very nice. Your collections is superb. I love your blog too, many beautiful plants photos inside.
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I bought this plant as Micranthemum sp. New type Montecarlo-3. I think, maybe, it's not Micranthemum and Hemianthus. Interesting plant, grows well in the aquarium.
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Yes of I know a scientific name would be helpful, but being as it only somewhat recently discovered and was immediately introduced to the hobby here(mid-2011 to early 2012), there is no name as of yet, it will take some time. If I find something I shall update this thread. As for where it was collected, still working on that one also.

Ragn4rok and travis808- I really appreciate your kind words, means a lot and keeps me going!
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I bought this plant as Micranthemum sp. New type Montecarlo-3. I think, maybe, it's not Micranthemum and Hemianthus. Interesting plant, grows well in the aquarium.
http://pokoujiaz.exblog.jp/11591129/
I got it as a Micranthemum sp. also but not totally sure what it is. Are you currently growing some emerged? Currently, I am trying to flower this plant. Give it some time, and we will figure out what it is. A very different and unique foreground plant.
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scientific name would be helpful, but being as it only somewhat recently discovered and was immediately introduced to the hobby here(mid-2011 to early 2012), there is no name as of yet, it will take some time.
Yes, very true! That is always the case for new plants! And trying to find out what it is, is all the fun! (Well kinda! LOL! I would rather just scape with them)
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It looks in the photo like Micranthemum umbrosum to me. Difference in larger leaves and more creeping growth?
The trade name "New type Montecarlo-3" (Vadim's post) may point to the origin. Perhaps imoprted from South America via Japan (Rayon Vert or so), and listed and described in any Japanese catalogue?

p.s. @Vadim: Now I've found Your link, sorry
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