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    Urticularia ID pls

    Hey everybody I'm one of those guys into planted aquaria.

    Anyway a guy on our forums collected this the other day and had no idea what it was.




    I said it was a utric but wasn't sure what type. My guess is U. uliginosa. It was reportedly collected in less than 5 cm of water. Collection was in This dam in SE Queensland, Australia.

    Sorry, no pictures of the flowers as yet.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hard to say without flowers, the leaves of "terrestrials" when grown aquatic tend to change morphology rather radically.

    At a guess, based nothing more than on appearance (I do not have Taylor with me so I would not even bank on this guess) would be U. involvens.

    Regardless of what it is is it pretty impressive to see it establishing
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    A shot of the flower stem, alas no open flowers.



    I'm not sure I'd call it established yet. i think the guy has just dropped it in the tank before he decides what to do with it - if it's something that's not going to survive long-term in a tank it's not worth persisting with. So we'll see if it flourishes or not. If it gives a nice lawn efect for our tanks like U. graminifolia it'll go OK.

    I think from my basic knowledge U. involvens is a tropical species, and I think has only been recorded in the tropics in Australia. Where this was collected from is sub-tropical, around 25-26S.

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    Well like I said, involvens was just an off the cuff answer based on what I have currently growing (it does look a lot like my involvens...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    Well like I said, involvens was just an off the cuff answer based on what I have currently growing (it does look a lot like my involvens...)
    Thanks pyro. Yeah I'd agree it looks a lot like some of the photos on U. involvens that I've seen. However I cam upon this photo which makes me think even more that it's U. uliginosa.


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    Just an update on this.

    I went collecting today to the same spot and got some of this. I looks in the wild the same as the above photo. Got a photo of a flower which I'll upload soon for a more precise ID.

    Funny thing was when i was out looking for some fish about 50 miles away I found it again!

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    Photos where it was collected:



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