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Question Help identify a mysterious stem plant - Even LFS owner was stumped

Hi guys,

I bought a few stems of this from Aqua Forest Aquarium in SF. The guy who runs the place is pretty knowledgeable about plants in general but he had no idea what this one was called.

Here's a few pictures: http://imgur.com/a/PmCN6

The owner at AFA said it's pretty slow growing, even in their plant tanks which are fish free and so are strongly CO2 injected with pretty intense lighting. It's definitely been very slow in my tank. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help ID this!
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Almost looks like Limnophila aquaticum, or some sort of Ambulia

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Just a guess, still pretty new to plants... Rotala SP. "Nanjenshan" aka Mayaca sellowiana?

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I believe it is actually Myro sp mini (it has another name) and I grew it for a while. I'll add a link to my older post on it with pics once I find my computer.

George at AFA is pretty knowledgeable, but you don't see this plant that often.

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Limnophila aquaticum looks the closest to me. It's definitely not a Rotala, quite a bit denser than that. Curious about Myro sp?
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I believe it is actually Myro sp mini (it has another name) and I grew it for a while. I'll add a link to my older post on it with pics once I find my computer.

George at AFA is pretty knowledgeable, but you don't see this plant that often.

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I believe that is what it is also. Very nice looking plant. Tom has some in his 120 also. Myriophyllum 'Guyana' is what I have seen it called.

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^ that's the one. Cannot find the post I mentioned, but here are some pics from my tank:





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Are you still growing this plant OVT?

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Sorry, no, unless I can find some leftover stems. I'll PM if I do over the weekend.

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It's an awesome plant, the slower growth is great since it's a smaller plant.

OVT got it correct.

I also got it from George at AFA.

I sold a fair amount of it for awhile, suppose I still could, it grows fairly quick, but not like the other species in the genus.




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