Pogostemon sampsonii

Aquarium suitability: yes
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Range and localities: 

South China: Guangzhou, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi

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

Misapplied names: 
  • Pogostemon cf. pumilus
  • Limnophila punctata 'Blume'
  • Pogostemon punctata 'Blume'
  • Pogostemon punctata sp 'Blume'

Habit, plant type:

  • stem
Botanical name [?]: Pogostémon sampsónii (Hance) Press

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Pogostemon


Known as Limnophila punctata 'Blume' and Pogostemon cf. pumilus for several years, this relatively new aquarium plant has been identified by Christel Kasselmann as Pogostemon sampsonii, a species from southern China.

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References and further reading:
  1. Kasselmann, C. (2014): Pogostemon sampsonii. Jetzt bestimmt - ein neuer Wasserstern aus China. D. Aqu. u. Terr. Z. (DATZ) 67 (10): 48-51.
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