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Vesicularia sp. "Triangelmoos" ("Triangle Moss")

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks
Difficulty: easy
Range and localities: 

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Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially

Habit, plant type:

  • epiphyte or epilith
  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Major group (unranked): Mosses (Bryophyta)
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Vesicularia

Description: 

This moss has slantingly upright dense shoots that ramify at regular intervals. Amongst others, it was carried under the names "Triangle Moss" or "San Jiao Moss" by Bioplast company from Singapore in around 2004. The trade name probably refers to the triangular outline of the ramified shoots. However, other finely ramified mosses of the genus Vesicularia look more or less the same. Its slightly upturned shoot tips somewhat resemble "Erect Moss", Vesicularia reticulata. However, the leaflets of "Triangle Moss" are roundish to oval in their majority, with an acute tip and relatively wide leaf cells, quite similar to those of Christmas moss, Vesicularia montagnei.

In Germany, this moss has been found in trade under the names "Cratonneuron filicinum" or "Vesicularia sp. filicinum". However, it surely does not belong to the moss species correctly spelled Cratoneuron filicinum. Species of the genus Cratoneuron (whose generic name translates to "strong vein") have a pronounced leaf midrib, whereas that of "Triangle Moss" is short, inconspicuous and double.

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Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 15 to 30 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 14 °dKH
pH value 5 to 7 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 20 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

Propagation: Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

There is no detailled information for cultivating this plant yet.
Aquascaping: fine-leaved

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