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Drepanocladus aduncus

Common hook moss

Drepanocladus aduncus

Common hook moss

  • Also known as "Stringy moss"
  • Robust, fast-growing moss
  • Develops upright, long shoots
  • Also suitable for cold water tanks
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Description

The Common or Kneiff's hook moss is already used in the aquarium hobby for a very long time, however it was mostly mistaken for Leptodictyum riparium (a.k.a. Amblystegium riparium). It is also popular as "Stringy moss" and "Vase moss". Drepanocladus aduncus is a widespread amphibious moss, also frequent in Europe, occurring in ponds, bogs, reed beds and on riverbanks. It develops lush cushions of upright, delicate shoots under water that are only little ramified with little lighting. At the water surface and on wet bottom it forms a matted layer. The shoot tips and leaves are often curved, claw-like.

Drepanocladus aduncus is a markedly undemanding, fast-growing moss that can be kept in cold as well as tropical tanks. It should also be interesting for emersed setups such as paludaria and Wabi-Kusa. The upright submerged stems don't attach themselves to surfaces. With good lighting and CO2 supply, the shoots are adorned with many oxygen bubbles.

Please be aware that the bunch/potted variation of this plant could contain snails and other invertebrates.

Drepanocladus aduncus is an aquatic moss also found in bogs that is distributed in almost all the world and quite commonly found in Central Europe. It mainly grows on the edges of ponds, on riverbanks and lakeshores, in wetlands and fens. It often forms semi-emersed dark green cushions in shallow water. Its sickle-like, curved shoots reach above the waterline. Its submersed shoots have an upright growth habit, and under a lot of light and when growing close to the surface, they ramify readily. In deeper water or under less light the shoots are less ramified, the foliage is not as dense. Under these conditions, this moss is not distinguishable from "Stringy Moss". In our opinion the "Stringy moss" does not belong to Leptodictyum riparium but to Drepanocladus aduncus.

D. aduncus is difficult to discern from other species of the genus Drepanocladus like D. (read more)

Common names Kneiff's Hook-moss, Stringy moss
Synonyms Amblystegium aduncum (Hedw.) De Not., Hypnum aduncum Hedw., Hypnum kneiffii var. aduncum (Hedw.) Kindb.
Misapplied names Amblystegium riparium, Leptodictyum riparium
Complete botanical name Drepanocladus adúncus (Hedw.) Warnst.
Family Amblystegiaceae
Genus Drepanocladus
Difficulty very easy
Usage Plant for spawning, Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Growth medium
pH value 4 - 8
Temperature tolerance 4 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 21°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Kneiff's Hook-moss, Stringy moss
Synonyms
Amblystegium aduncum (Hedw.) De Not., Hypnum aduncum Hedw., Hypnum kneiffii var. aduncum (Hedw.) Kindb.
Misapplied names
Amblystegium riparium, Leptodictyum riparium
Complete botanical name
Drepanocladus adúncus (Hedw.) Warnst.
Family
Amblystegiaceae
Genus
Drepanocladus
Difficulty
very easy
Usage
Plant for spawning, Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Growth
medium
pH value
4 - 8
Temperature tolerance
4 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 21°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Item no.
135.0383.00
EAN
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Perhaps a mistake
9th July 2018
Drepanocladus aduncus - Portion
Drepanocladus aduncus - Portion

The moss I received is much smaller than I expected. It looks like nano moss. I do not know if I was given the wrong plant or if this is your drepanocladus but from the photos it... (read more)