Echinodorus scaber

In Culture: Probably not cultivated in aquariums, name is erroneously used for another plant
Aquarium suitability: unknown, see description!
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Range and localities: 

Southern Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil1


Synonyms: 
  • Echinodorus macrophyllus subsp. scaber (Rataj) R.R.Haynes & Holm-Niels.
  • Echinodorus scaber var. proliferatus Rataj

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Echinódorus scáber Rataj

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

References and further reading:
  1. Haynes, R.R. & Holm-Nielsen, L.B. (1994): The Alismataceae. - Flora Neotrop. Monogr. 64.
  2. Lehtonen, S. (2008): An integrative approach to species delimitation in Echinodorus (Alismataceae) and the description of two new species. - Kew Bulletin 63: 525–563.
  3. Rataj, K. (2004): A new revision of the swordplant genus Echinodorus Richard, 1848 (Alismataceae). Aqua (Neu Isenburg), Special Publication No. I.
  4. ''Echinodorus scaber'' on AQUAPAGE.eu (http://www.aquapage.eu/Plants.php?detail=331, accessed 23 June 2013)
References (range and localities):
  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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