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Apr 6, 2015 1:39 AM CST
|This little charmer was growing in a pond full of algae, a breeding spot for tadpoles, Dragon-and Damselflies larvae, probably for mosquitoes too! , by the side of the river.|
Apr 6, 2015 3:50 AM CST
|The flowers remind me of an orchid..|
Apr 6, 2015 5:13 AM CST
|Some type of Mud Plantain, possibly Heteranthera reniformis.|
Apr 6, 2015 5:54 AM CST
|Heteranthera reniformis it is, Jay!|
At first I thought that the leaves are a perfect match but not the flowers, nearly all pictures on the web show them with entirely white flowers until I came upon a picture with the same coloration in the heart.
Heteranthera reniformis does occur in the area I found it, there's one more species mentioned in the Flora do Brasil; Heteranthera zosterifolia, which has narrow leaves.
Apr 6, 2015 5:37 PM CST
| I had trouble getting an exact match on the flower also, which is why I said possibly. There is supposed to be Heteranthera limosa growing in my area, but I haven't found any yet. |