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Echinodorus xingu

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Echinodorus xingu - Apparently this is a relatively uncommon, or should I say not often available plant. I may be able to get a small amount but have not been able to find any useful info on it. Does anyone know of any links that have good info on this plant? Most of what I found I can't read and the pics aren't very good.

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I found some information on Echinodorus xingu in my Oriental Aquarium Handbook:

Synonym: Echinodorus latifolius
Propagation by runners
Origin: Central America

A hardy species which can produce runners. The leaves in rosettes can reach 20 cm long and 0.9 cm broad. Leaf blade is narrowly lanceolate and erect. E. latifolius resembles E. quadricostatus, but the latter has shorter and broader leaves. This plant can be planted in the middle in bunches or in the front corners of the aquarium.

A poor picture of E. latifolius, but it'll give everyone an idea of what this plant looks like:

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