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  • Potamogeton cheesemanii

    • Red pondeweed, manihi

    • Scientific Name: Potamogeton cheesemanii
    • Type: Native
    • Plant Life-form Type: Submerged/floating leaves
    • Taxonomy: A. Bennett
    • Presence: North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    • Habitat: Lakes, ponds, sheltered waters, wetlands, and streams
    • Temperature (°C): cold water aquaria
    • Hardness (ppm): Hardy
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Propagation: Stem cuttings and seed
    • Features: P. cheesemanii has long stems in deep water with submerged leaves, floating leaves at the water surface, and on muddy moist soil may have only the floating/emergent leaf form. Submersed leaves are translucent, veined, dull-green to reddish brown, narrow with wavy margins and tapered at the ends, usually 6 to 10 cm long and 0.5 to 1.5 cm. Floating leaves are thicker, red/brown in colour, oval in shape and 3 to 4 cm long and 1.5 to 2.5 cm wide. The emergent flower spike is 2.5 cm long, and the fruits (achenes) are flattened with a 3 ridged keel.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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