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Lagenandra ovata

Malayan sword

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Usage: Semi-emersed plant for open tanks, Background, Specimen plant
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Range and localities: 

Southwest of India and of Sri Lanka


Height: 60 - 80 cm

Common names: 
  • Malayan sword

Synonyms: 
  • Arum ovatum L.
  • Lagenandra insignis Trimen

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
  • rhizome or creeping stem
Botanical name [?]: Lagenándra ováta (L.) Thwaites

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Lagenandra

References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2010): Aquarienpflanzen. 3rd edition (German). - DATZ Aquarienbuch, Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart: 384.
  2. Bastmeijer, Jan: ''Distribution of Lagenandra'' on ''The Crypts Pages'', updated 27 March 2012 (http://crypts.home.xs4all.nl/Lagenandra/Gallery/distribution.html, accessed 01 January 2014)
  3. Paffrath, K. (1979): Bestimmung und Pflege von Aquarienpflanzen. 2nd edition. - Landbuch-Verlag GmbH, Hannover: 64.
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