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Blyxa japonica var. alternifolia

°C
°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: difficult
Growth: fast
Range and localities: 

from Vietnam to Western Malesia (South of Malesian Peninsula, Singapore to Central Sumatera and Borneo)1,2


Synonyms: 
  • Hydrilla alternifolia Miq.
  • Blyxa alternifolia (Miq.) Hartog

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Blýxa japónica var. alternifólia (Miq.) C.D.K.Cook & Lüönd

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Blyxa

Description: 

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References and further reading:
  1. Blyxa alternifolia in the Plant Finder on www.aquaticplantcentral.com (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/details.php?id=277, accessed 10 November 2013)
  2. Kasselmann, C. & Petersen, G. (2011): Blyxa japonica (Miquel) Maximowicz ex Ascherson & Gürke var. recurvifolia Kasselmann & Petersen, var. nov. (Hydrocharitaceae). - Aqua Planta 2/2011: 44-48.
References (range and localities):
  1. Kew Databases: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/namedetail.do?name_id=309322, abgerufen am 10 November 2013)
  2. Kasselmann, C. & Petersen, G. (2011): Blyxa japonica (Miquel) Maximowicz ex Ascherson & Gürke var. recurvifolia Kasselmann & Petersen, var. nov. (Hydrocharitaceae). - Aqua Planta 2/2011: 44-48.
Light high 
Temperature tolerance 16 to 32 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 28 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 7 °dKH
pH value 5 to 6 
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: fast

Propagation: Cuttings

Can grow emersed?: no

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: not hardy in Germany

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