Daly River Ammannia

Ammannia baccifera

General information: It mostly grows on the edges of waterways but in the Daly River it grows in water to 50 cm deep where it grows upright against the current. There is a strong woody section in the stem that holds it upright against the flowing water. In the water it has leaves that are bright green but specimens nearby on the bank have smaller deep maroon coloured leaves. The water in the Daly River is hard and alkaline.

Cultivation notes : It grows well submerged but needs strong light and responds to high nutrient additions. The Daly River where this plant grows submerged is hard and alkaline as it runs through limestone country.

Distribution : Africa, Europe and Asia to Australia. In Australia it is found in NT, WA, Qld and SA.

Selling details : Sold in bunches of cut stems tied at the base.

Reference: Cowie, Short & Osterkamp Madsen ( 2000 ) "Floodplain Flora, a flora of the floodplain of the Northern Territory, Australia"