STAUROGYNESP. 'PORTO VELHO'Synonyms:Hygrophila sp. 'Porto Velho' (erroneous), Hygrophila sp. 'Roraima' (erroneous)Hardiness:ModerateLight Needs:Medium HighPlant Structure:StemFamily:AcanthaceaeGenus:StaurogyneRegion:South AmericaLocation:BrazilSize:stem width 2 inchesGrowth Rate:ModerateCan Be Grown Emersed:YesOne of the most popular new foreground plants of recent years,Staurogynesp. euroPorto Velhoeuro is an attractive and versatile species that will likely remain so well into the future. Although it is more established in Japan, it is a relatively new entry into the United States, where it first appeared in specialty aquarium shops. Plants traded asHygrophilasp. euroRoraimaeuro are apparently the same thing and may be from a separate importation. The Brazilian states of Rondonia euro of which Porto Velho is the capital - and Roraima are both in the western part of the country, so it may simply be two collections of a species with a range that encompasses both areas. Introduced as aHygrophila, it is instead a member of the closely related genusStaurogynelike the species introduced by Tropica in early 2008.
STAUROGYNE SP. 'PORTO VELHO'
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