Helanthium bolivianum 'Vesuvius' is better-known under the name Echinodorus 'Vesuvius'. It is the first cultivar from the group of runner-forming "grasslike" sword plants. According to recent relatedness analyses these belong in a genus of their own, though, as does, of course, the cultivar 'Vesuvius': Helanthium.
H. bolivianum 'Vesuvius' was selected from mother plants of Helanthium bolivianum "Angustifolius" (= Echinodorus angustifolius) by the breeder Eu Kwee Hwang in the aquatic plant nursery Oriental Aquarium (Singapore).
During Interzoo 2006, the Dutch company Stoffels International BV presented the new cultivar.
To be continued...
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