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Ammannia praetermissa

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Accent (red), Midground
Difficulty: very difficult
Growth: medium

Height: 10 - 15 cm
Width: 4 - 9 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • occasionally available commercially

Synonyms: 
  • Nesaea praetermissa Kasselm.
  • Nesaea sp.
  • Nesaea spec.
  • Nesaea sp. 'Red Leaved'

Misapplied names: 
  • Nesaea crassicaulis

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Ammánnia praetermíssa (Kasselm.) Kasselm.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Genus: Ammannia

References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition (German). - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart: 451.
  2. Nesaea sp. 'Red Leaved' in the APC Plant Finder (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=97, accessed 01 May 2013)
  3. Kasselmann, C. (2012): Nesaea praetermissa Kasselmann, sp. nov. (Lythraceae) - eine übersehene Art. - Aqua Planta 37 (4/2012): 128-134.
  4. Kasselmann, C. (2013): Zur Systematik der Gattungen Nesaea und Ammannia. - Aqua Planta1/2013: 9.
  5. Graham, S.A., Diazgranados, M. & Barber, J.C. (2011): Relationships among the confounding genera Ammannia, Hionanthera, Nesaea and Rotala (Lythraceae). - Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166 (1): 1-19.
Light high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 31 °C
Optimum temperature 22 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 7 °dKH
pH value 4.5 to 7 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 25 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: medium

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition (German). - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart: 451.
  2. Nesaea sp. 'Red Leaved' in the APC Plant Finder (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=97, accessed 01 May 2013)
Aquascaping: very colourful plant for accents

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