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  Mayaca fluviatilis Aubl.
  Family Name : Mayacaceae

  Common Names : Bog Moss, Stream Bog Moss

Bog Moss,Stream Bog Moss
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Aquatic & Hydrophyte (Submerged)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Tropical and Sub-tropical America. 
      Native Habitat :
      Aquatic (Freshwater Pond / Lake / River)
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: An aquatic, herbaceous perennial. It has a prostrate or erect growth form and can be grown emersed or full submerged in water. 
      Foliage: The leaves are simple, sessile and lanceolate in shape. The leaves are longer, thinner and translucent when grown submerged in water. The leaves grown in emersed conditions are shorter, thicker and more imbricate. 
      Stems: The stems have different morphological characteristics when grown emersed or submerged. Submerged plants have long, trailing stems while stems grown in emersed conditions tend to be shorter and thicker with an erect growth habit.  
      Flowers: The flowers are bisexual and solitary. The flower sepals are green while the petals are white-pink to violet or maroon. Each flower bears 3 stamens and 3 fused, superior carpels. 
      Fruits: The fruit is a three-valved capsule. The seeds have a ridged and pitted seed coat. 
      Habitat :
      It is found along the water margins of lakes, ponds and rivers as well as shallow wetlands. 
      Cultivation :
      It is best grown under full sun and can be grown in temperatures of 20 to 30°C under aquaria conditions. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Waterlogged Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Aquarium / Aquascape
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Invasive / Potentially Invasive, [Remarks] (An invasive plant, do not set plant specimens free into waterbodies such as canals, or drains. )
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green - Light Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Thin, Thick
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Lanceolate)
      Foliar Margin :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, White
      Flower Grouping :
      Flower Location :

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