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Plants to photograph for my book

taistrietman

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Hi all,

As some of you may know I'm in the process of publishing my upcoming book, 'Aquatic Habitats - Aquariums Inspired by Nature'. I'm currently sorting out the photos (there are thousands) and I find that I need photos of three plant species which I used for the book but which I no longer have. I was hoping that someone might have a specimen to loan or be able to take a photograph of a specimen (against a white backdrop) that I can then use for the book.
The species are:

Aeschynomene fluitans
Lagenandra nairii
Ludwigia helminthorrhiza

I would be really grateful if anyone was able to help out with any of these plants!

Thanks!

Tai
 
Hi all,
I'm in the process of publishing my upcoming book, 'Aquatic Habitats - Aquariums Inspired by Nature'.
Something to look forward to.
Aeschynomene fluitans
@Wookii had it in 2022 (picture below) , but I know it is a "boom and bust" plant.
Ludwigia helminthorrhiza
@shangman had this, but the same may apply?
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Lagenandra nairii
I going to guess that is a more unlikely find, @greenbliss <"grew it">, but I don't think they visit the forum anymore.

cheers Darrel
 
Hi all,

Something to look forward to.

Thank you!
Indeed it is, and eventually it disappeared away to nothing. It was also a bit of a pain to deal with, so I don't have it anymore I'm afraid @taistrietman
Thanks for getting back to me on this! I've asked Dan at Wildwoods if there's a chance they can order them in again so I can do the photos 😀

@Wookii had it in 2022 (picture below) , but I know it is a "boom and bust" plant.

@shangman had this, but the same may apply?
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I going to guess that is a more unlikely find, @greenbliss <"grew it">, but I don't think they visit the forum anymore.

cheers Darrel
 
Hi all,

Something to look forward to.

@Wookii had it in 2022 (picture below) , but I know it is a "boom and bust" plant.

@shangman had this, but the same may apply?
View attachment 220762

I going to guess that is a more unlikely find, @greenbliss <"grew it">, but I don't think they visit the forum anymore.

cheers Darrel
Both species were a bit boom and bust for me too, I think that the levels of light they need to thrive are truly tropical. I found L. helminthorrhiza thriving in clearwater streams in the north east of Brazil in 2022 and the weather was pretty much the same as the Sahara...without the cool nights:
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I sadly don't have any Ludwigia helminthorrhiza or Aeschynomene fluitans any more, they did great in my big tank but had to destroy everything with the Fish TB saga 🙁

I got both from Wildwoods from Dan, so I'd say he's your man for them! Fingers crossed he can still get them in ... when I finally set up my big tank again I'd really like to keep them again.
 
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