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I have seen this. But they don't even look the same. The leaf margins are totally different looking as well as the petiole having tons of soft hairs with a purple tint.
That being said, I believe they are a different sp. I could be wrong, but from what my own eyes can see they are not the same.
I do have both species in different tanks, and side by side its night and day.

Regards, Orlando
 

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I like this plant, both for its color and leaf texture and more so for how it grows low and dense.

My 30 is due for a tear down and rebuild, I'm going to have to go off and search for this plant at the local spots.

The write up in the Plant Finder mentions that it is still uncommon here in the United States. Makes me wonder if I'll be successful in my hunt.

Thanks for pointing this out. :D
 

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what an amazing plant!! is it a hybrid or is it a species for itself? Name suggests it comes from the Roraima state in Brazil...?
 

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Mine just forms a very dense carpet under high lighting. I gave all of it to my buddy, and he had it growing in mineralized soil with different lighting, and still grew as a thick carpet.

We'll see how it holds up in my new tank; I will be "re-getting" it early next week. I doubt it will have any problems in the new tank. I will check back with a pic in a few weeks time.
 

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I have seen this. But they don't even look the same. The leaf margins are totally different looking as well as the petiole having tons of soft hairs with a purple tint.
That being said, I believe they are a different sp. I could be wrong, but from what my own eyes can see they are not the same.
I do have both species in different tanks, and side by side its night and day.

Regards, Orlando
I've seen plants in person several times that were supposed to be 'Roraima' and they looked exactly the same as 'Porto Velho'. Do you have something different? Sure, it's possible. I just haven't seen what I consider string enough evidence that that's the case. I'm currently growing a few of these plants emersed so I can get a better idea of what's what. I'm leaning toward the 'Porto Velho' being a Staurogyne (waxy leaves emersed, densely pubescent stems above and below water, etc). More on that later, but if we can work out a trade or something so I can grow yours too, that would be cool.
 

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I've seen plants in person several times that were supposed to be 'Roraima' and they looked exactly the same as 'Porto Velho'. Do you have something different? Sure, it's possible. I just haven't seen what I consider string enough evidence that that's the case. I'm currently growing a few of these plants emersed so I can get a better idea of what's what. I'm leaning toward the 'Porto Velho' being a Staurogyne (waxy leaves emersed, densely pubescent stems above and below water, etc). More on that later, but if we can work out a trade or something so I can grow yours too, that would be cool.
Thank you for this offer, I would be very happy to send you a baggy. I have sent a few to UF and a few other friends and Im still waiting. Ive been hard at this for months and need some closure soon.
Shoot me your mailing address and they will be on there way..

Regards, Orlando
 
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