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Postby vasteq » 07 Feb 2017 18:22

Planiccaulis it is still one of the most magnificent fissidens found in aquarium. Its unique design create dark-green branches and oblique stacked leaves. Its slow growth makes it very desirable moss. Could not be confused with any other Fissidens. One of my favourite moss.
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Postby Sumpfheini » 11 Feb 2017 18:36
Hi Tomasz,

I haven't yet cultivated it, but I also think it's a very remarkable Fissidens.
Maybe this one, traded as "var. Planiccaulis" (imported from Asia?), is not different from other F. grandifrons as it occurs e.g. in Europe. The species was already presented in this thread:
Further below in the thread photos of F. grandifrons found in Switzerland.

The name addition "var. Planiccaulis" is apparently derived from the variety name F. grandifrons var. planicaulis. In "Flora of China" this variety is not accepted but treated as a synonym of the species, F. grandifrons.

Fissidens grandifrons has an astonishingly wide distribution: Asia, Europe, Africa, North America. Typical of flowing waters with limestone ground. So it should tolerate high KH also in aquariums. Do your experiences with this moss confirm that?


Ich habe es noch nicht kultiviert, aber ich denke auch, dass es ein sehr bemerkeswertes Fissidens ist.
Vielleicht ist dieses, das als "var. Planiccaulis" (aus Asien importiert?) gehandel wird, nicht verschieden von anderem F. grandifrons, wie es z.B. in Europa vorkommt. Die Art wurde bereits in diesem Thread vorgestellt:
Weiter unten im Thread Fotos von F. grandifrons aus der Schweiz.

Der Namenszusatz "var. Planiccaulis" ist offenbar vom Varietäten-Namen F. grandifrons var. planicaulis abgeleitet. In "Flora of China" wird diese Varietät nicht akzeptiert, sondern mit der Art F. grandifrons synonymisiert.

Fissidens grandifrons hat eine erstaunlich weite Verbreitung: Asien, Europa, Afrika, Nordamerika. Typisch für fließende Gewässer mit Kalkstein-Untergrund. Als sollte die Art auch im Aquarium eine hohe KH vertragen. Hast du mit diesem Moos bereits Erfahrungen gemacht, die darauf hindeuten?)
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Postby vasteq » 14 Feb 2017 12:11
My water has KH about 6, but not always I was check it. So maybe this is the reason why it grow so slow. Maybe Grandifrons will grow faster when KH is higher. I should check it.
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