Again, they are all forms of L. inclinata, which is found from Cuba and Mexico all the way to northern Argentina. There are no doubt many, many more still out there. Interestingly, it seems that the most common submersed variety is var. verticillata, to which all the plants in this thread belong. L. inclinata var. inclinata, in which leaves are still alternate submersed, seems to be much less common, even though it was introduced to the hobby first.
hmmm...I see. You input is always appreciated.
Originally Posted by AzFishKid
I don't see any features that would lead me to believe that the plant in question is NOT Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata 'Cuba', so i just wanted to know if there was something that you are seeing that i'm not...
A little background to the story Az. I purchased the plant shown here as Ludwigia Araguaia from Joraan and upon receiving the plant I noticed immediately it was not the Araguaia I owned and grew fairly well a few years back. We have no qualms as we've already worked something out, so no biggie with regards to the mistaken identity. All this thread purpose is him trying to correctly identify the plant he currently has in his tank. I saying no it's not, but he is confused since he got it from an experienced member. So it's kinda like who am I to say no when another says yes and reached out for others input- no big deal to this either, I would too if I wasn't sure.
I have no doubt's in my mind that what he sent me was Ludwigia Cuba thinking it was Araguaia and the picture I posted above confirms this. While Araguaia can look similar to Cuba in 'some' pictures it is very different plant in texture, color and growth. If we had some better pictures (not dissing anyone, just saying so please do not go there) identification would be easy/ier.
One of the biggest diference as I've mention before is the color between the Cuba and Araguaia. The Araguaia almost has a glow to it under high lighting....a Yellow'sh glow that is. Where as the Cuba leaves remain dull, but on the very top it takes on some colors as I've shown in my picture a few posts up.
Here is an Araguaia true color or when happy :