Native Val

Vallisneria nana

General information: A variable species across its range, with leaf colour and shape varying depending on its origin. Howard River – Broad red patterned leaf, similar to snake skin val. Bullo River – Short narrow green leaves, Daly River – Long very narrow very dark green to brown leaves. King Edward River – Very thin light green leaves. Mainoru River – very long fleshy dark green leaves. Little Yabba Creek – dark Green narrow leaves with dark spots on younger leaves.

Cultivation notes : Propagates by runners, easy to grow, tolerates a broad range of conditions.

Distribution : Endemic to tropical Australia NT, WA & Qld.

Selling details : Sold in a bunch of whole plants with soil washed from roots.

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