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Please help me ID this plant. I bought it at the LFS but I think they miss named it. What do you think?


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Depends. What did they call it?
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Rex - I think they called it microcarpa minima (spelling might be off)

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Here's a photo taken for scale. Hope it helps!!

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Something that green with rounded opposite leaves could be a Bacopa but not as likely a Rotala. I think Microcarpa has a thinner longer leaf, though it to has opposite leaves. A closer shot of just one stem would help. Tell me where you got it, maybe I can go pick some up and key it out.

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That IS an aquascape, it's titled "The Vacant Lot".
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Here's a link to another forum with some more interesting comments on the plant...

http://aquabotanicwetthumb.infopop.c...494#7426021494



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drewz, you are lucky you have a lfs that has nice plants like those. if it is microcarpa minima, wow i've never seen it before or heard of it , you are lucky you get the newest plants in the aquarium trade. enjoy it!

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Just remeber that the most plants are cultivated emersed...The leaves are very differently when growing above the water, then as we know them, aquatic.
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I was wondering what this plant was. It grows fast (one new leaf about ever 2 to 3 days) its a huge plant, as well as the leaves. Not sure exactly what it is, and was wondering if someone knew.
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looks like some sort of sword, probably, melon sword(it looks like an emmersed melon sowrd) but you said its been throwing out leaves, and those are probably submersed growth, so I hope someone can help you here.
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Actually, all the leaves in the photo were grown underwater. Ive had this plant for about 5 months, and the new leaves kept growing out of my tank and drying out and dying, then the older leaves started dying. I finally trimmed it back to 2 leaves, then it started putting out new, shorter leaves, but now the newer leaves are starting to get very close to coming out of the water. I was thinking about trimming off the newest leaf, which will probably grow out of the tank and see if I can get it to grow shorter leaves again.
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Sounds like it could be Echinodorus macrophyllus, grandiflorus or similar large species of Amazon sword that has a penchant for producing emersed leaves no matter what. You might try shortening your photoperiod to 10 hours or so and see if that makes a difference in the long hall, though frankly I know that even a 75G tank is big enough for these species!
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Drewz plant looks like Baby Tears (Micranthemum micranthemoides ) to me. the leaves look too round to be Microcarpa minima to me.

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Drewz plant looks like Baby Tears (Micranthemum micranthemoides ) to me. the leaves look too round to be Microcarpa minima to me.

Mike
I thought it was baby tears too but I looked at it carefully baby tears are more leafy and the leaves on that plant look too thick to be it.
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