Micranthemum tweediei

Tweedie's pearlweed

°dKH
Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Foreground, ground cover
Difficulty: easy
Growth: medium
See also: Micranthemum sp. "Montecarlo-3"
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Range and localities: 

Northeastern Argentina, South Brazil, Uruguay


Height: 1 - 3 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

Common names: 
  • Tweedie's pearlweed
  • Montecarlo pearlweed
  • New Large Pearl Grass
  • Bacopita

Synonyms: 
  • Micranthemum sp. ''Montecarlo-3''
  • Micranthemum sp. ''Montecarlo''
  • Micranthemum sp. ''Monte Carlo''

Misapplied names: 
  • Elatine hydropiper
  • Bacopa sp. ''Parana-í Guazú''
  • Hemianthus sp. ''Parana-í Guazú''

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
  • rhizome or creeping stem
Botanical name [?]: Micránthemum tweediei Benth.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Lamiales
Family: Linderniaceae
Genus: Micranthemum

Description: 

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References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2017): Tweedies Perlenkraut - Porträt einer neuen Vordergrundpflanze. - DATZ 11/2017: 50-55.
  2. Blog of "azulaquarium" (in Japanese), posting from 20 November 2010 (http://pokoujiaz.exblog.jp/11591129/, accessed 08 August 2013)
References (range and localities):
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2017): Tweedies Perlenkraut - Porträt einer neuen Vordergrundpflanze. - DATZ 11/2017: 50-55.
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