© Tobias Coring (2013)

Ludwigia × lacustris

Lake Ludwigia

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

Ostküste der USA, verstreute Fundorte von Rhode Island bis Georgia


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

Common names: 
  • Lake Ludwigia

Synonyms: 
  • Ludwiga brevipes × palustris

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Ludwigia × lacustris Eames

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Ludwigia

Description: 

Ludwigia x lacustris is a very rare natural hybrid of L. brevipes and L. palustris. It is found in some locations in the east and south-east of the USA. As aquarium plant, this narrow-leaved Ludwigia is not very well-known yet.
Curiously, some of the areas where L. x lacustris occurs are outside the distribution area of L. brevipes, which is mainly found in the south-east of Virginia as well as in North and South Carolina. Where L. x lacustris occurs in nature it grows abundantly and sometimes even outpopulates its parent species.

- To be continued -

References and further reading:
  1. Allen, Cavan (2010): Plant of the Month: Ludwigia x lacustris. - TFH Magazine Issue November 2010.
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