25 Disember 2008

Christmas Moss

Sempena Hari Natal (Christmas Day), maka diterbitkan artikel berkenaan tumbuhan akuatik yang diberi nama christmas moss.

What is christmas moss? Read the article below, taken from Aquatic Eden.

Christmas Moss is as mysterious as some of the other mosses in the aquarium hobby. There is no consensus on its geographic origins and even the scientific name has a tendency to change. Its growth habits and appearance are just as varied. When grown attached to a piece of driftwood or rock, it forms triangular fronds in the shape of Christmas trees (hence the common name). If allowed to grow free floating, it tends to have a much less organized appearance and the triangular fronds are much less pronounced. In this form, it is often confused for the much more common Java Moss. In lower light, it grows much less densely, and again, is often much less organized in structure. Only under higher light conditions, attached or anchored to an object, does Christmas Moss show its true structure. It will form a pillowy bush of triangular fronds that is very attractive and undemanding.

My christmas moss is in the circle inside this picture. Others are java moss. Still growing and growing. Can you recognize the difference between christmas moss and java moss?


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