Nymphoides spongiosa

Nymphoides spongiosa

General information: This is a small nymphoides that appears to like growing in flowing water. It has been observed in riffles in the King River south of Katherine, Tom Turner Creek, Edith River and Emu Falls near Peppiminati, NT. It produces small tear drop shaped leaves in the fast water and as the water slows it produces small thumbnail size leaves that have a small white flower on each. It is attractive aquarium plant as a big clump in the background. The first photo on the left is in the Edith River, the other three are in aquaria.

Cultivation notes : It is an easy plant to cultivate, reproducing by clumping and by leaf cutting.

Distribution : It only occurs in the NT.

Selling details : Sold as an individual plant with the roots washed free of substrate.

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