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Old 02-26-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Rotala indica


is this:

AKA ammannia sp. bonsai
and not this:

AKA rotala rotundifolia
Correct? There seems to be a lot of people who think the opposite, but according to APC's plantfinder, it is as listed above.
Which is correct? Incorrectly labeled plants is one of my "pet peeves" (as is the phrase "pet peeve", but that's a whole other topic)

though, according to the article, r. indica looks similar to r. rotundifolia, but also on the site is this article on what is also called r. indica (ammannia bonsai)
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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Yes. The true Rotala indica is the one that used to be known as Ammania sp. "Bonsai". Any time you see a plant sold as R. indica that looks just like R. rotundifolia, it probably is R. rotundifolia.

I guess that R. indica is fairly new to the hobby, even though it's name has been used for quite some time as a synonym to R. rotundifolia. I was curious about this myself and asked Cavan Allen a while back.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:43 PM   #3
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Yes. The true Rotala indica is the one that used to be known as Ammania sp. "Bonsai". Any time you see a plant sold as R. indica that looks just like R. rotundifolia, it probably is R. rotundifolia.

I guess that R. indica is fairly new to the hobby, even though it's name has been used for quite some time as a synonym to R. rotundifolia. I was curious about this myself and asked Cavan Allen a while back.
Well that settles it then lol. What Cavan says, goes.
Now I expect not to see any incorrectly labeled r. rotundifolia swimming around out there. C'mon, it's r. rotundifolia.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:22 AM   #4
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They look somewhat similar emersed, but the flowers are much different. I sent a flowering specimen to a Lythraceae specialist a while back to confirm the ID.
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i saw this come up in another another thread so i thought that now is an appropriate time to bump this thread
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