Aquatic Plant Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,865 Posts
I saw the herbarium specimens in person as well and it's a dead ringer for Pogostemon erectum. Whichever species it is the flower is most definitely indicative of a Pogostemon.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,426 Posts
Yeah, I keyed it out based on a good botanical description and everything matches. Both that and the Rotala are from the same general area, so it's easy to see how that might have contributed to the confusion.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
7,426 Posts
This is a really lousy (as usual) photo of a REAL Rotala verticillaris botanical specimen using my camera phone. A friend of mine may have a much better one. The flowers are actually there, but they're very tiny and sessile (right up against the stem). Not all like P. erectum. The specimens are emersed.

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquarium-pictures/showimage.php?i=5867&catid=newimages

Note: For some reason, the picture title isn't the way I typed it. I did not capitalize any V. :)
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top