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Msheresy 01-11-2013 12:17 AM

Plant ID
I have quite a few plants that I do not know the species of but I presently have one that is flowering. The flowers are very small and a lavender color. Can you ID this plant?


GMYukonon24s 01-11-2013 02:33 AM

Nice flowering plant. Sorry can't help with IDing it.

Jeffww 01-11-2013 06:22 AM

I think it's a flower of some sort of rotala...Can't give you a species though. Someone with more skill might chime in though.

Msheresy 01-12-2013 12:38 AM


Anyone else have any input?

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Tinanti 01-12-2013 01:14 AM


AirstoND 01-12-2013 02:45 AM

Rotala Indica?

aokashi 01-12-2013 03:07 AM

plant looks like bacopa

but I'm not a great IDer. :(

Tinanti 01-12-2013 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by AirstoND (Post 2218682)

Nope. It looks like his plant has an inflorescence that's a terminal spike, meaning that it's at the top of the stem and there's no more growth after it.

In R. indica, there can be short spikes at the nodes or just two flowers at a node, one above each leaf (Ammannia has an inflorescence called a cyme, with 3 flowers each, above each leaf).

Msheresy 01-12-2013 08:34 PM


Originally Posted by Tinanti (Post 2217730)

I have some of this in another tank and the leaves look like pictures 1 and 2 but the 3rd picture with the flower has different leaves. Is this the same plant? My flowing plant looks like 3 (leaves and flowers).

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Tinanti 01-12-2013 09:11 PM

Yes, it's the same plant. Rotundifolia means literally 'round leaves'. That applies to emersed leaves, not the submersed ones.

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