Why do you sell this as an aquatic plant? It will die if kept under water!
It can live underwater no problem =)
Naturally I agree with Cavan. You have me confused with another Aaron.Well thats interesting... two of our brainiacs on opposite sides of the fence, one says its non aquatic and the other says it is newly discovered by the Japanese company Rayon vert...
Cavan.. Aaron... who's right? :boxing:
Try Google Scholar - That understands words like Holotype, and finds scientific papers.As far as my searching tells me...Plagiomnium Trichomanes is a bryopphyte with some (alleged) medicinal properties. It is harvested (in China or distributed from there) and it (or its extracts) are offered for sale world wide. I can find no specifics on exactly where it grows or its natural habitat. It has been quite frustrating, really. I plug in a word like Holotype and google says "Huh?".
The few reliable looking references generally wast to talk about the biochemistry and/or genetics of the plant and any background information is beyond reach as I'm not willing to subscribe ($$$), so all I can see are the abstracts.
I don't have the feeling that this particular species grows in North America though...
So, it's a definite "maybe" in my book - and P. acutumHi,
Mosses are generally defined as terrestrial plants although some are said to be aquatic. For those growing in aquatic conditions, they are not really true aquatic in nature because at times they do expose to air during dry season. No mosses are growing in ocean or in lakes, ponds, etc. Most of the aquatic mosses are found in streams or sometimes fens where they are immersed most of the time. However, I have found my friends who grow a few mosses in aquaria with air pumps and under a good light condition. I asked them how long the mosses have been in water and they said a couple of years had past. So, I guess it is possible to grow mosses in an aquarium, but I doubt they can survive for an extensive time, to say five or ten years. Anyway, it all depends on the condition of an aquarium.
It is hard to identify the moss you showed to me. It looks like a Plagiomnium species. For the name Plagiomnium trichomanes, it has been synonymized with P. acutum. So, its distribution is much wider now than it was previously reported from China and Japan as P. trichomanes.
Hope this is of some help to your inquiry.
This is why you should have kept your original handle, Aaron! (one of the coolest, I must add!)Naturally I agree with Cavan. You have me confused with another Aaron.
So, I'm thinking my new moss expert friend is probably right when he implies that YMMV with all of these "occasionally semi-aquatic" species and that P. trichomanes, a.k.a. P. acutum, has distinct immersed & emersed growth forms (like Marselia species etc.). I'd also feel pretty comfortable guessing that both pictures just above are of the immersed form(s). I think I may have to get some of this stuff at some point down the road (but getting some ground cover is a higher priority for me now).Hi!
It prefer medium to highlight. Water temperature not critical and less demanding than moss. Water parameter is not defined yet for this plant.
This plant is something very new to hobbist =)