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Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Joecoral, 30 Sep 2008.

  1. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    Can someone/anyone ID the plant circled in red please?
    hmm.jpg
    Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Looks a lot like Staurogyne sp. a new species from Tropica. Hard to say for certain from that photo though.

    Staurogyne haas the same shape, colour and growth pattern, so if that's what you're after then it will fit the job nicely, even if it isn't that species in the photo.
     
  3. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Who's tank is that mate?


    Is that grass in the foreground, or has my bad eyesight failed me once again?
     
  4. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    I have just started growing Staurogyne myself, and pretty much agree with George (I doubt if there are many that know Staurogyne better than George).

    The grassy foreground will either be Eleocharis acicularis or E. parvula. It has been very neatly mown.

    Dave.
     
  5. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    It could be UG, Utricularia graminifolia?
     
  6. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    I agree, the lawn is UG or very well pruned hairgrass.

    After some thought, I'm convinced the other plant is Staurogyne. Can't wait to grow it again soon...
     
  7. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    It could be UG, but mine has never grown that upright. Having said that, the plant in this tanks foreground is fairly dense, maybe forcing it upwards.

    UG is probably my fave plant at the moment.

    Dave.
     
  8. JamesC

    JamesC Member

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    Doesn't look like UG to me. Never seen UG grow that straight or that fine. I'd go go dwarf hairgrass.

    The other plant could be Staurogyne or possibly Hygrophila sp. Porto Velho (dwarf hygro). Hard to see without a close up.

    James
     
  9. Joecoral

    Joecoral Member

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    Belongs to a guy named Ghazanfar Ghori on APC, no journal for the tank, just a picture in the plants for sale section that I spotted

    That was my guess too

    Thanks George, just what I wanted to hear, seems like I'll be going with Staurogyne for the new set up then

    Thanks to all who gave input
    Joe
     
  10. JamesM

    JamesM Member

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    Thanks guys... doesn't look anything like the acicularis I've just got rid of, so its probably parvulla. Gonna have to give that a go one day...
     

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