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  • Myriophyllum robustum

      Endemic At risk, declining
    • Scientific Name: Myriophyllum robustum
    • Type: Native
    • Plant Life-form Type: Submerged/marginal sprawling
    • Taxonomy: Hook. f.
    • Presence: North and South Islands, Kaitaia to Fiordland, scattered distribution
    • Habitat: Lake margins, swampy lowlands and peaty ponds. Aquatic in water 0.5 to 2m deep
    • Temperature (°C): up to 28
    • pH range: Peaty pond/substrate required
    • Hardness (ppm): Hardy
    • Difficulty: Easy.
    • Propagation: Grows readily from stem cuttings
    • Features: Stems are thick (ca 5mm in diameter) and may be pink/red in colour. They are sparsely branched and bear whorls of usually five leaves. Leaves are green, ca 3 by 0.7 cm long, pinnate (leaflets arranged along either side of a central axis) and crowded. Emergent stems are common on damp ground, submerged leaves are finer, and may have decayed leaving bare stems with distinct nodes. Flowers are hermaphoridte and borne in the axils of emergent leaves.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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