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    Banned Plants


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    Oxygen Weed, lagarsiphon 

    THIS IS A NATIONWIDE BANNED PEST PLANT. ITS ILLEGAL TO POSSES OR COLLECT IT.

    • Common name: Largarsiphon Major
    • Origin:
    • Temperature: 7 – 22 °C
    • pH range: 6.5 – 7.2
    • Hardness:
    • Height: 200mm
    • Difficulty:
    • Status: Not Allowed
    • Notes: Lagarosiphon major Leaves are recurved backwards or downwards, and are arranged spirally around the stem ( Elodea, Egeria, And Hydrilla have leaves in whorls at distinct nodes) Leaves have minute marginal serrations and are approx 16mm long x 2 mm wide (Clayton and Coffey)
    • Propagation: Vegetative reproduction from fragments. It is a Class B noxious plant and is illegal to cultivate in NZ

     

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    Parrots feather

    THIS IS A NATIONWIDE BANNED PEST PLANT. ITS ILLEGAL TO POSSES OR COLLECT IT.

    IF YOU FIND THIS PLANT PLEASE NOTE ITS EXACT LOCATION AND REPORT IT TO DOC.

    •  Myriophyllum aquaticum
    • Origin: South USA to South America
    • Temperature: 16 – 23 °C
    • pH range: 6.8 – 8.0
    • Hardness: 50 – 200ppm
    • Light: Strong
    • Difficulty: Demanding
    • Status: Banned
    • Notes: Needs good light and slightly alkaline. Is fast becoming a pest in NZ as it infests farm dams and drinking troughs.
    • Propagation: Banned – Illegal to propagate

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    Twisted Eel Grass

    THIS IS A NATIONWIDE BANNED PEST PLANT. ITS ILLEGAL TO POSSES OR COLLECT IT.

    Vallisneria spiralis

    • Origin: Europe – Southern USA
    • Temperature: 15 – 24 °C
    • pH range: 6.5 – 7.0
    • Hardness: 50 – 150ppm
    • Light: Strong
    • Height: 200 – 1200mm
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Status: Banned
    • Notes: Leaves 120cm long 5 – 12mm wide. This species grows in any normal aquarium conditions & is the most common of all aquarium plants. It is not exacting to the composition of planting medium or water. If given generous light it propagates quickly & soon fills the aquarium
    • Propagation: Banned – Illegal to propagate

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    Hornwort

    THIS IS A NATIONWIDE BANNED PEST PLANT. ITS ILLEGAL TO POSSES OR COLLECT IT.

    IF YOU FIND THIS PLANT PLEASE NOTE ITS EXACT LOCATION AND REPORT IT TO DOC.

    Ceratophyllum demersum

    • Origin: Worldwide
    • Temperature: 5 – 20 °C
    • pH range: 6.0 -9.0
    • Hardness: 30 – 300ppm
    • Light: Low – Very High
    • Height: 50 – 2000mm+
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Status: Banned
    • Notes: A submersed plant of 1 – 2 metres in length. Has long rope-like brittle fronds. Very popular with coldwater enthusiasts. Grows lank and sparse in tropical tanks.Common in the Waikato river
    • Propagation: Banned – Illegal to propagate

     

     


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