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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Spiralis origin

Today I bought some spiralis from an aquarium store today thinking it was a good plant for my South American biotope aquarium. I read that somewhere, so I bought it and planted it in my tank. It was labeled just 'spiralis' so I'm assuming it's vallisneria spiralis because it is grassy. Anyway, I was looking it up some more today and couldn't find a definite origin. Most of the places I looked just said 'from tropical and subtropical regions' so I'm kind of confused. Can anyone tell me for sure where the origin of this plant is?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 04:14 AM
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It's a metropolitan plant. I think it's a new world plant originally so you're good.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 05:32 PM
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There are two grass-like plants with the spiralis name, Cryptoocryne spiralis and Vallisneria spiralis. Both are Old World.
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