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rreekers 04-30-2012 06:49 PM

help ID this plant please
 
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i have no idea what this plant is, i bought it in 4-6 months ago, at first almost all of it died off because i had it in improper conditions

i know it needs high light, since i added co2 it has been growing like a weed, it is a stem plant, but grows pretty impressive roots if left alone. once it reaches the water line the top leaves start to turn a pink/purple

any ideas of the identification of this plant would be helpful


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storrisch 05-01-2012 01:41 PM

Top down shot looks like blyxa. But the side shot shows the leaves pretty spaced out. Experts are gonna have to show up on this one.

Centromochlus 05-01-2012 01:45 PM

Likely Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'. Higher quality pics would help confirm it though.

Jeffww 05-01-2012 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by AzFishKid (Post 1843187)
Likely Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'. Higher quality pics would help confirm it though.

Seconded

rreekers 05-02-2012 04:38 PM

could it be Limnophila hippuridoides or L. aromatica


few sources (with pictures)

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...aromatica.html

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...5-shipped.html

--- I GUESS im leaning more towards the aromatica

kamikazi 05-02-2012 04:53 PM

I'm not expert but my vote is some badly stretched out blyxa

Tinanti 05-02-2012 11:05 PM

Does it have teeth on the leaves? Does it smell like carrots?

rreekers 05-03-2012 02:10 AM

it looks simular to Blyxa alternifolia but some possible differences.

and no it does not have teeth or smell like carrots

rreekers 05-03-2012 02:15 AM

differences i see, are that i havent found one picture where the stem is as thick as it was when i purchased it. and some sites are listing the color as brown.. mine turns pink/purple on the top when near the light.

all my stems are thin (besides 1, dying frag of the main plant)

Tinanti 05-03-2012 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by rreekers (Post 1845603)

and no it does not have teeth or smell like carrots

So it's not a Limnophila. AZFishkid's answer is probably correct.

rreekers 05-04-2012 01:37 AM

yup... i think its Blyxa alternifolia

Tinanti 05-04-2012 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by rreekers (Post 1847179)
yup... i think its Blyxa alternifolia

alternifolia means alternate leaves. Your plant has whorled leaves.


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