Echinodorus macrophyllus

In Culture: Probably not cultivated in aquariums, name is erroneously used for another plant
Aquarium suitability: unknown, see description!
See also: Echinodorus sp. "macrophyllus"
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  • Alisma macrophyllum Kunth

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Echinódorus macrophýllus (Kunth) Micheli

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Alismataceae
Genus: Echinodorus


Different plants seem to be carried under the name Echinodorus macrophyllus in aquaristics, but the name is also equivocal in science. True Echinodorus macrophyllus is distributed on the Atlantic coast of Brazil, and is probably not in cultivation.
Please see Echinodorus sp. "macrophyllus" for further details.

References and further reading:
  1. Lehtonen, S. (2008): An integrative approach to species delimitation in Echinodorus (Alismataceae) and the description of two new species. - Kew Bulletin 63: 525–563.
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