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    Hemianthus callitrichoides

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    I came across this plant discussed in another forum. Like Glosso, huh? Is it available here?



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    looks like a miniature form of Hemianthus micrathemoides (aka MM). I want!

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    Juggler, the drawing doesn't give a good view of the plant. It does resemble a plant I saw in Pet Safari this afternoon. It's on a mesh just like you would riccia. It has got big, dark green leafs. Well, not big as in huge - just bigger than glosso's leafs.

    The plant caught my eyes bcos it looks really different compared to the usual moss, riccia and glosso. Very unique, I must say. Go check it out and decide for yourself whether or not it's hemianthus callitrichoides.

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    the Pet safari plant is probably the large leaf riccia. Hemianthus is a stemmed plant.

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    Oh, really? The plant in the drawing doesn't look stemmed to me.

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    if it's not stemmed, what are the leaves growing out from?

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    Well, I've less than 2 months planted tank experience under my belt so pardon my ignorance. I was just merely reporting an observation from Pet Safari, which has the said plant growing out of a mesh.

    Anyway, I'm a little confused with what consititue a stemmed plant. Is anubias barteri var. nana, echinodorus bleheri or glossostigma elatinoides an example of stemmed plant? I thought stemmed plant would be something like hygrophila difformis.

    Lots more to learn!

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    botanically speaking all plants would have stem (with perhaps exceptions in certain family groups). Some stems are so short as to be apparently non-existence, others crawl on the ground/substrate (glosso, anubias). I believe the plant kingdom is separated into the monocotyledon and dicotyledon, plus some other esoteric classes (I think fungi and lichens are in a class of their own).

    In the planted tank world I think the term stem-plant refers to those whose stem grows upwards at such a rate as to become a nuisance
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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    Marcus, your tanks already jammed with plants, u still can squeeze in somemore?[]

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    Choy, thanks for the info! Your definition of stem plants is exactly how I understood stem plants to be. May not be botanically correct but at least a common term for aquarists to use.

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    for simple purposes, I think stem plants are those that grow in terms of stem lengths between whorls of leaves (e.g cabomba, MM, star grass) and the other major type, the rosette plants grow with shoots coming from the base of the plant (e.g swordplants, anubias).

    thas not a botanically accurate classification, but it helps for identifying most aquarium plants.

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    swords are rosette, but anubias are crawling stem.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
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