Stringy Moss -Leptodictyum Riparium

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Stringy Moss


In aquaristics, the name Leptodictyum riparium (or Amblystegium riparium) is commonly used for the upright-growing "stringy moss". However, populations of L. riparium native to Germany have a very different appearance even when kept under the same conditions. They form - if they are not kept under very low light - more or less horizontal shoots with dense, flat foliage. The growth habit of this moss corresponds to the descriptions of L. riparium in taxonomic literature (e.g. Frahm & Frey 1992) far better than that of the upright-growing "stringy moss". We are of the opinion that the popular "stringy moss" is Drepanocladus aduncus, not L. riparium.

Streamside Leptodictyum moss, or Leptodictyum riparium, is distributed in almost all the world, and besides willow moss (Fontinalis antipyretica) it is probably the most common aquatic moss in Central Europe. It grows on edges and in shallow zones of stagnant or slow-flowing water bodies with nutrient-rich water, and it is highly tolerant to pollution. L. riparium is frequently found in concrete troughs for watering purposes, especially in graveyards. Its emersed form grows to creep on hard substrates like rocks, tree roots and river embankments. There it frequently forms sporangia, whereas the submersed form of this moss grows floating shoots that are hardly ramified at all or moderately ramified. Leptodictyum riparium is very variable, and its appearance depends a lot on the conditions it grows in.

Detailed Description:

form of plant Creeper
height of plant Up To 10 Cm
soil fertility no information
leaf size Small
placement in the aquarium Mid-Ground, Foreground
habitat Freshwater Plants
light needs Grows In Any Light
temperature of water Near 20°C
kind of plant Mosses
minimum aquarium size Not Less Than 20 Liters
leaf form Plumose
type of plant Floating In The Water Column
leaf color Green
care level Easy
Latin name Leptodictyum riparium
Price Per: 5x5 cm 


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