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Ottelia alismoides

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background
Difficulty: easy
Growth: fast
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  • Stratiotes alismoides L.

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Ottélia alismoídes (L.) Pers.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Ottelia


Ottelia alismoides is a large rosulate aquatic plant native to the Asian, African and Australian tropics and subtropics, where it grows in different types of standing or flowing waterbodies. It has also been introduced into North and South America and even has been found in the rice paddies in Northern Italy.

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