Any Aponogeton experts out there?

Alani Davis
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:41:33 PDT
There are number of Aponogeton species that are farmed for the Aquatic
plant and aquarium trade though not all species are easy or as great for
aquaria. Jim yours looks a lot like Aponogeton undulatus. As I understand
it though many of the cultivated plants are suspected to be hybrids or at
least there are hybrid plants mixed. There are several species popular from
Madagascar in the trade but they occur also on continental Africa, along
the southern portions of Asia, and across to Australia as well. I think
there are species native to Thailand but I know there farms there growing
these plants for the trade as well and not just their native species
 found this interesting piece on Australian species

Alani Davis

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> Back in early February we had a brief thread which began with speculation
> about the identity of plants sold as Crinum thaianum in aquarium stores.
> Jim Waddick mentioned that  bulbs of aquatic plants were being sold in clam
> shell containers in aquarium stores. That was enough to get my attention: I
> was soon off to check out the local tropical fish stores and came home with
> two little plastic boxes of dry bulbs.
> Two of those bulbs popped into bloom this week! You can see them - and
> read the whole story - here:
> Does anyone have any ideas what these might be? On the box they were
> described as a product of Thailand.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the garden is still
> white from the only significant snow fall of the season last night and this
> morning.
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