10-09-2016, 07:56 AM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Brunswick, Germany
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| | Re: Ludwigia Sp. Marilia info needed.
The "Marilia" is already kept by some hobbyists in Europe. I've gotten info about that via Facebook, I don't find again the respective postings at the moment, but from my memory:
It is named after the town Marília in Brazil, Sao Paulo state, where it grows abundantly in waters. The owner of a local water plant nursery detected its aquarium suitability and grows it since then.
I've seen photos of the flowering plant, it seems to be something of the Ludwigia peploides or L. grandiflora type: submerged and floating leaves alternate, roundish, narrower emersed leaves, floating stems with sponge-like "pontoon" roots, big yellow flowers (5 petals?). http://theaquatank.com/Plant/Ludwigia-Marilia