Solenostoma tetragonum

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks
Difficulty: medium
Growth: very slow
See also: Heteroscyphus zollingeri , Plagiomnium cf. affine

Availability [?]: 
  • occasionally available commercially

  • Jungermannia tetragona Lindenb.
  • Plectocolea tetragona (Lindenb.) Meijer

Misapplied names: 
  • Blepharostoma trichophyllum

Habit, plant type:

  • epiphyte or epilith
  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Botanical name [?]: Solenostoma tetragonum (Lindenb.) R.M. Schust. ex Váňa & D.G. Long

Major group (unranked): Liverworts (Marchantiophyta)
Order: Jungermanniales
Family: Solenostomataceae
Genus: Solenostoma

References and further reading:
  1. Wilstermann-Hildebrand, Maike & Muth, Heiko (2011): Vom „Perlenmoos“ – zwei foliose Lebermoose sind indentifiziert. Amazonas 35, May/June 2011.
  2. Frahm, J.-P. & Frey, W. (2004): Moosflora. 4th edition. - UTB 1250, Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart: p. 78.
Light medium to high 
Temperature tolerance 18 to 28 °C
Optimum temperature 20 to 26 °C
Carbonate hardness 0 to 7 °dKH
pH value 4.5 to 7 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 20 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: very slow

Propagation: Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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