© Tim Gross (2007)

Diodia cf. kuntzei

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Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground
Difficulty: medium
Growth: medium
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Range and localities: 

Brasilien: Pantanal-Region


Availability [?]: 
  • rarely or not available commercially
  • rarely or not available from other aquarists

Misapplied names: 
  • Hygrophila sp. 'Pantanal'

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Diodia

Description: 

This plant from the Brazilian Pantanal region was first considered to be a Hygrophila species, however, the characteristics of its inflorescence put it in the coffee family (Rubiaceae), and it is very probable that it belongs to the species Diodia kuntzei.

In the USA, Diodia cf. kuntzei has gained some popularity as aquarium plant under the name "Hygrophila sp. 'Pantanal' ". It is probably not yet cultivated in Europe.

-To be continued-

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