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    Echinodorus maculatus

    Echinodorus maculatus

    light: much-medium
    temperature: 22-28°C
    growth: slow
    Location: foreground
    height: up to 25 cm
    pH: 5-8
    water hardness: soft to hard
    Co2: 20-30mg/L
    Propagation: head cuttings / side shoots

    Synonyms: Echinodorus aschersonianus Rubromaculatus

    Echinodorus Aspersus'

    Spotted sword plant

    Schlueter's frogspoon'

    Echinodorus maculatus, previously commercially available under various other names, was not scientifically defined until 2006 by botanist Somogyi. Because of its adaptability, the plant likes to get a foothold in the aquarium. Initially known as Echinodorus schlueteri, other names such as Echinodorus Asperus and [[Echinodorus aschersonianus Rubromaculatus|Echinodorus aschersonianus Rubromaculatus] appeared in the trade over time. Common German synonyms today are still Gefleckte Schwertpflanze and Schlueter's Froschlöffel .

    To avoid confusion of names and species, a scientific description of the previous Echinodorus schlueteri was made on the part of SOMOGYI(2006) , and a renaming of the same to Echinodorus maculatus took place. As stated by Somogyi, Echinodorus schlueteri is a small form of Echinodorus cordifolius also known under the name Echinodorus cordifolius mini.

    1. Roman Trifonov, Moskau Aquarium Pflanzen