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  • Maidenia rubra - Maidenia

    Maidenia rubra - Maidenia


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Maidenia

    Maidenia rubra

    General information: It varies in colour from pale green in the shade to deep maroon in the full sun. It is usually found in water less than 50 cm deep. Often found in non-permanent creeks where it multiples to a large amount just before the creek dries. Aquagreen has two forms under cultivation, a thin leafed variety and one with slightly broader more straight leaves. ...
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  • Lindernia tenuiflia - Lindernia tenuiflia

    Lindernia tenuiflia - Lindernia tenuiflia


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Lindernia tenuiflia

    Lindernia tenuifolia

    General information: This plant is in the same family as many well known aquarium plants. The family Scrophulariaceae has such plants as Glossostigma, Microcarpaea, Bacopa and Limnophila. It grows under water in many locations around the top end of the Northern Territory and is cultivated submerged. It has not been tested as an aquarium plant so needs more...
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  • Limnophila fragrans - Limnophila fragrans

    Limnophila fragrans - Limnophila fragrans


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Limnophila fragrans

    Limnophila fragrans

    General information: The local common name is Vicks plant, that refers to the aromatic odour of the crushed leaves. It is the smallest member of the NT Limnophilas, it is also the one that is least likey to be found growing submerged. It usually grows on the margins of top end water courses. The form under cultivation was found growing submerged in the Habgood...
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  • Limnophila chinensis - Limnophila chinensis

    Limnophila chinensis - Limnophila chinensis


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Limnophila chinensis

    Limnophila chinensis

    General information: The form in the NT is more common near and on top of sandstone escarpment areas as well as places where there is low nutrient levels. It is often found with Eriocaulon setaceum another difficult to culture plant.

    Cultivation notes: One of the more difficult native plants to culture. Recommend bright light and plenty of CO2...
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  • Limnophila brownii - Darwin River Ambulia

    Limnophila brownii - Darwin River Ambulia


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Darwin River Ambulia

    Limnophila brownii

    General information: Parent stock for the form cultured was obtained from Darwin River. This plant was known as Limnophila gratioloides. If you ever come to the NT there are some very nice stands of this plant around the boat ramp at Manton Dam.

    Cultivation notes: Propagates by runner along substrate or pieces of cut stem are planted in suitable...
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  • Limnophila australis - Berry Creek Ambulia

    Limnophila australis - Berry Creek Ambulia


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Berry Creek Ambulia

    Limnophila australis

    General information: There are five species of Limnophila in Australia, all occur in the NT. The L. australis offered here are cultivated from Berry Creek stock.

    Cultivation notes: Prefers water over 27 deg C, a substrate with plenty of organic material and very bright light. Grows best with CO2 pH control.

    Distribution: Endemic...
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  • Limnophila aromatica - Limnophila aromatica

    Limnophila aromatica - Limnophila aromatica


    Photo thanks to Watfish - plant is on left


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen



    Common name: Limnophila aromatica

    Scientific name: Limnophila aromatica

    General information: Uncommon in the NT, there is some in Anniversary Creek, Cato River and the Habgood River, all these places have soft acidic water. In the Habgood River it grows up from 5 meters deep in the middle of the river. When you break a leaf...
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  • Lemna aequinoctialis - Duckweed

    Lemna aequinoctialis - Duckweed


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Duckweed

    Lemna aequinoctialis

    General information: Duckweed is a common and well known floating small plant. The form cultured at Aquagreen came from the Adelaide River floodplain. It is sometimes used by water bird enthusiasts as a feed for ducks and pygmy geese. Rainbowfish enthusiasts with the big floodplain species such as chequered...
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  • Isachne confusa - Isachne confusa

    Isachne confusa - Isachne confusa


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Isachne confusa

    Isachne confusa

    General information: Isachne is a grass, there are 50 to 100 species in the genus with three species occuring in Australia. Isachne confusa mostly grows on the margins of sandstone escarpment creeks but occasionally it is seen growing submerse. It is generally about 100mm high and makes a nice foreground or middleground plant for the aquarium.

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  • Hygrophila angustifolia - Willow Hygro

    Hygrophila angustifolia - Willow Hygro


    Photo thanks to Dave Wilson, Aquagreen


    Willow Hygro

    Hygrophila angustifolia

    General information: It is variable in leaf shape and colour from various locations around the NT. There is a broader leaf light green version on the Howard River floodplain billabongs. Within the Howard River there is a red/brown thin leaf version. The form cultured at Aquagreen is red in bright light and comes from a roadside drain on the Adelaide River Floodplain. ...
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    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature:
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 30cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30cm
    Tank Size: 4X1.5X1.5
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    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

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