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Old 03-23-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
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Help ID'ing this plant ???

I salvaged these from a LFS a month or so ago. They were unnamed.







Notice the segments. They are maybe 12-inches tall, max. Does not seem to grow fast or tall but is throwing new leaves/stems. Maybe Eleocharis montevidensis or Isoetes lacustris ???
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:45 PM   #2
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Not a pygmy chain sword then? That was my first thought.
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:49 PM   #3
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I recognize the "flat tube" leaves from something I saw recently..
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They are actually round leaves. Makes me think of chives a little bit... Definitely not pygmy chain sword (I have those two).
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Definately was thinking of Lilaeopsis, http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Plants/Lilaeopsis.html

This is a type of plant I've been looking for lately.. probably why the leaf shape jumped out at me..
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Well, they don't have a rhizome... Nor a bulb... More like just a root ball. The leaves are rigid and break easily if you bend them.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:24 PM   #7
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I have something very similar if not the same. I have never been able to ID it. Grows slowly, at least for me. I have something very much like it growing in my pond in huge clumps about as big around as a basketball.
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http://www.lucidcentral.org/keys/APP...ilaeopsis.html

"Lilaeopsis E. Greene.


Common name: Grasswort, Water Chives, Microsword. "

And it looks to me in the picture at the bottom (drawing) that it's runners, not a rhizome.

I stick with a variant of Lilaeopsis.
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I posted on Tom's board and he tells me it is Isoetes, which is another plant I was looking into.

http://www.lucidcentral.org/keys/APPW/html/isoetes.html

Here I took a piece out and broke it in half to show the structure a bit. It appears to have 2 viens that run the length of each leaf. Here you are looking at both ends of the break:



WoO - Good site (just bookmarked)... I am going to need to uproot one of these and study them a little closer.
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Just looking at the description for that plant and "Dispersal by spores." never sounds like something you want in the tank.. but let us know what you find out.
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