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Old 02-26-2013, 01:42 AM   #1
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Please help me ID this plant


So this plant randomly popped up in my 55. It's been a fairly slow grower, but as I've pretty much made my 55 fairly low tech most plants in it are slow growing.

It is in the middle of some dwarf sag, I tried to get a contrasting color behind the plant but damn there is a lot of green in my tank.



Idk how well you can see it, but there is a third leaf down at the level of the sag.
Here are some different angles.

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:32 AM   #2
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I've spent some time trying to find this plant, closest I can find as far as leaf shape would be some of the vals but they don't seem to grow a "stem," they are all leaf if that makes sense. Some of the giant hygro looks close but this plant is rounded at the top tip, where as most of the hygros are pointed. Along with the "veins" of the hygro come of the center vein at angles and this plant seems to have veins that come of the center fairly close to perpendicular.

A lot of folks have checked out the pictures, no ideas? I hope my description helps!

Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:38 AM   #3
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Looks to be like an echinodorus of some sort.
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Looks like a type of Aponogeton. Not sure which one though. Maybe A. elongatus?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #5
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Looks like a type of Aponogeton. Not sure which one though. Maybe A. elongatus?
+1, definatley an Aponogeton, the stem structure is really thin and flimsy and the leaves look exactly like what you've got.
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I know it's been a few days, but thanks for the help!! I still have no clue where this plant can from, but it's nice to have a better idea of what it is!
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So this plant has been growing for a few more months & has gotten much larger! Here are some updated pictures. Does anyone have suggestions on what type of Aponogeton it could be? Thanks!!


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That looks like a runner from Crypt b.

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I've gotta get a better angle as there is a long crypt Balansae leaf right next to it.
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Here we go, I moved my light around a bit to get a better shot!




Back in March the best guess was an aponogeton of some sort. I used to have several A. longiplumulosus though they slowly dwindled down to one bulb that puts out a few leaves from time to time. That is in a totally different area of the tank. I believe this came in as an extra with the very first batch of plants I purchased here on TPT!
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im going to say aponog of some kind
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I've seen it at a lfs and they labled it aponogeton stachysporus. I'm not sure if it's correct.
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There are many apono hybrids, but it looks like A. longastemanus
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I didn't realize there were hybrids like AirstoND said. No wonder there isn't too much info on them. This lfs usually just takes the word of their supplier on what they are selling. They also sell some non aquatic plants as aquatic. But they have the friendliest workers.
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