Micranthemum umbrosum

Scientific name Micranthemum umbrosum
Descriptor Blake
Year of description 1915
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Micranthemum
Micranthemum umbrosum Micranthemum umbrosum

Introduction

Micranthemum umbrosum is a fresh water plant.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • height
    5 - 20 cm
  • Characteristics
    turf
  • Leaves
    small (< 1cm) and round
  • height
    5 - 20 cm
  • Characteristics
    turf
  • Leaves
    small (< 1cm) and round

How to recognize Micranthemum umbrosum ?

Micranthemum umbrosum measures between 5 and 20 cm. This plant is unicolore with a predominantly vert body.

Biology

  • Environment
    fresh water
  • Type
    Palustres
  • Growth
    fast
  • Multiplication
    Stolons-division

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    18 - 26 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    5 - 8
  • Flow
    Stagnant

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

Micranthemum umbrosum is most often found at a depth between 0m and 1m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths. This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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Deontology

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  • Temperature
    18 - 26 °C
  • Lighting needed
    High (1W/1L)
  • CO2 need
    Medium
  • pH (acidity)
    5 - 8

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