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  • Miriophyllum

    • Scientific Name: Myriophyllum propinquum
    • Origin: Australia
    • Type: Native
    • Plant Life-form Type: Submerged tall
    • Taxonomy: Cunn.
    • Presence: North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    • Habitat: Lakes, ponds and slow moving water. Submerged aqautic or emerged on moist soil margins
    • Temperature (°C): up to 28
    • pH range: 6.0 - 7.2
    • Hardness (ppm): Hardy
    • Light: Strong
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Notes: Gently flowing clean cold water. This plant was popular many years ago but today is listed as a Class B noxious weed. It has a delicate fern-like appearance with branches up to 1.5m. It is more suited to cold water but can be used to advantage to decorate a tropical tank. It is a true floating plant and does not take root.
    • Propagation: Grows readily from stem cuttings
    • Features: Variable dark-green aquatic herb, with stems 10 to 40 cm long and aquatic leaves in whorls of 3 to 4, shortly petiolate, 1 to 3 cm long, pinnate with finely filiform segments. Emergent leaves are linear, whorled, 5 to 10 mm long. Intermediate leaves occur at the transition. Emergent forms may have erect fleshy stems (3mm) with whorls of stubby linear leaves.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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