11-02-2012, 05:43 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Liberty, TX, USA
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| | Ludwigia glandulosa x palustris
Houston Area Aquatic Plant Society is proud to introduce Ludwigia glandulosa
It is a natural hybrid that is not altogether uncommon, and the specimen that was collected (which yielded ALL the submersed samples we now have) was found in Chambers County, TX where one would expect to find this hybrid. We are 99.8% sure on the ID and have sent off a specimen for confirmation, and the ID has been pre-confirmed.
This plant is quite large by any standard for a stem plant. From tip to tip of leaves it will get 2-3" inches across. It has a curious growth habit, which could be good or bad depending on how people want to scape and how large their tank is. It grows horizontal/diagonal, depending on intensity. In my tank, it grew to about 6” high (crowded by other plants) and then took off horizontally. In Kevin’s it grew horizontal. At the nodes it shoots out groups of new shoots.
The leaves are long and lanceolate and bright lime-green with pink/bronze highlights at the tops and can get a bit darker depending on lighting and fertility...but still a general bright green overall. It’s still too soon to know what it will do in a scape since we have just been trying to propagate it, but I have just now re-scaped my office tank with it and will know soon what exactly it will really do, how it will look with other plants to compliment it, etc… Probably in a couple weeks or a month we’ll have some really good information and photos on this species.
Last edited by davemonkey; 11-02-2012 at 06:34 AM..