View Full Version : Plant ID

10-10-2013, 11:59 AM

What do you think it is?

10-10-2013, 12:40 PM
How big around are the stems and leaves? I.E. Mayaca fluviatilis (which I don't think this is) is only about 1" or less around, whereas Ludwigia inclinata is about 3" around. It looks like some kind of Limnophila, but I am not sure yet. I want some.

10-10-2013, 01:28 PM
It might be Pogostemon erectus.

10-10-2013, 02:01 PM

Please excuse the dry erase writing on the glass.

This picture may be a better reference for size. My thoughts are
Pogostemon erectus (maybe stellata, I have high nitrates)
Hydrotriche hottoniiflora
Eriocaulan setaceum
Bacopa myriophylloides

I have been looking on the net all day. It is not in any of my books. I can't find any description that fits it exactly.

The stem is almost a 1/4" in the thickest point. There are 6 leaves per node. The top is more colored. The leaves are needle looking but and alternate/whorl.


The entire plant is far more bendy than it looks. It is not brittle at all. It is very flexible.

10-10-2013, 03:38 PM
I can't help you id the plants... but they look great.

10-10-2013, 05:57 PM
Thank you Ron I appreciate the complement

10-10-2013, 10:17 PM
Good looking angels you got there!!!! :)

10-11-2013, 05:49 AM
Thank you. They are camera hogs, and beggars :)

10-11-2013, 06:25 AM
I vote Pogostemon erectus

10-11-2013, 07:22 AM
It does match the pogostemon erectus pictures. It does not match any of the other pictures. It slightly resembles the eriocaulan, but the nodes are different. Brian had some pogostemon erectus (gofish on the forum) maybe he can say for sure. I remember him saying that when he changes water in his tank, the p. erectus was still erect, it stood up, unlike other plants that fall over when the water level drops.

10-11-2013, 08:35 AM
Thank you. I will try the stand up test.