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  • Glossostigma elatinoides

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    • Scientific Name: Glossostigma elatinoides
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Type: Native
    • Plant Life-form Type: Submerged short
    • Taxonomy: Benth
    • Presence: North, South, Stewart and Chatham Islands
    • Habitat: Shallow water or muddy margins of lakes, ponds and rivers
    • Temperature (°C): up to 28
    • pH range: 6.8 - 7.2
    • Hardness (ppm): Hardy
    • Light: High, Very High
    • Height: 20 - 30mm
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Notes: A slender creeping matted perennial native herb rooting at nodes in shallow water or damp margins around lake shores in a glossy sward or as runners in shallowwater. Common about the upper Waikato river & Lake Rotoiti.
    • Propagation: Stem fragments which root at the nodes, creeping/prostrate stems or seed. Transplanting a small section from an existing turf/mat of plants
    • Features: Plants form mats of leaves, with prostrate stems rooting at the nodes, ascending at the tip when submerged or buried by silt. The leaves are pale green, in opposite pairs 10 to 30 mm long and 2 to 6 mm wide. The flowers are small ( 2.5 to 3.5mm diam.), white to pinkish with four stamens.
    • Source: TIFBIS
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