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  • Ricciocarpos natans

      Native, Nationally endangered
    • Scientific Name: Ricciocarpos natans
    • Type: Native
    • Plant Life-form Type: Free-floating
    • Taxonomy: L.
    • Presence: North and South Island
    • Habitat: Floating on still fertile watres of ponds and drains.
    • Temperature (°C): cold water aquaria
    • Hardness (ppm): Hardy
    • Difficulty: Difficult
    • Propagation: Vegetative f ragments
    • Features: Floating on the surface often with Azolla and duckweeds. Floating plates with a distinctive central furrow, up to 2 cm long. These divide into two and then fragment. Purplish or black hair like scales are present on the underside of the plant.
    • Source: TIFBIS
    • Synonym: Ricciocarpus natans
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