Plant Family: Aponogetonaceae
Origin: Northwest Madagascar: Department of Diégo-Suarez and Nosy Bé, Myot
Description: The light brown tuber is round and flattened, almost disc-shaped. It has no hair and is smooth. It reaches a diameter of about 3 cm. The leaves are dark green, transparent and heavily populated ( bullos ). The leaves are between 6 and 60 cm long and 1.5 to 8 cm wide. The pedicel can be up to 70 cm long. The Spatha grows to 4.5 cm long and falls off. The inflorescence has got 2 or 3 ears. The ears will grow to 20 cm long. Each flower has 2 white or pink tepals.
Temperature: 22 - 25 ° C
Lighting requirements: medium to much
Water hardness: 2 - 15 ° KH
Soil: loose, nutritious
Use: For the medium and background in large and tall aquariums.
Special: The boiled tubers taste like chestnuts.
Nomenclature: Named for its discoverer Boivin.
Assessment: The species is good for the aquarium. In the growth phase, 1-2 leaves are formed weekly. It is a nutrient-rich substrates favorable.
More information in the Aqua Planta:
Wim Leenen (1984): Vermehrung von Aponogeton boivinianus durch Samen.- Aqua Planta 2-1984, 7
Wim Leenen (1984): Das Pflanzenportrait: Aponogeton boivinianus Baillon ex Jumelle.- Aqua Planta 2-1984, 13
Detleff Walter Bösger, Christel Kasselmann (2017): Erfahrungen mit der generativen Vermehrung bei Aponogeton boivinianus .- Aqua Planta 2-2017, 52
Text from: Maike Wilstermann-Hildebrand
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