This stem plant was introduced in the aquarium hobby under the name Nesaea triflora. In accordance with the transfer of all former Nesaea and Hionanthera species to the genus Ammannia, the species was renamed to Ammannia mauritiana in 2013. Then it has been shown that its correct name is Ammannia capitellata (more explanations will be added here).
This species is a marsh plant found on several islands of the Indian Ocean including Madagascar.
A variant of Ammannia capitellata that was unfortunately unsuitable for aquaristics was brought to Europe from the region south of Tamatave (Madagascar) in the 1990s. In 2000, Ammannia capitellata from Ambodimanga river north of Tamatave was imported (as Nesaea triflora). There it grows together with Myriophyllum mezianum. This clone can be cultivated submersed very well.
To be continued...
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