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Blyxa aubertii
Scientific classification
  • Blyxa ceylanica Hook. f.
  • Blyxa corana (Lév.) Nakai
  • Blyxa ecaudata Hayata
  • Blyxa graminea Steud.
  • Blyxa griffithii Planch. ex Hook. f.
  • Blyxa malayana Ridl.
  • Blyxa muricata Koidz.
  • Blyxa octandra (Roxb.) Planch. ex Thwaites
  • Blyxa oryzetorum (Decne.) Hook. f.
  • Blyxa roxburghii Rich.
  • Blyxa zeylanica Hook. f.
  • Diplosiphon oryzetorum Decne.
  • Hydrolirion coreanum Lév.
  • Valisneria octandra Roxb.

Blyxa aubertii, common name bamboo plant, is a plant species widespread across Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, but known from the Western Hemisphere only from a few collections in the southwestern part of the US State of Louisiana. This is an aquatic plant growing in shallow lakes and ponds. This and other species in the genus are sold commercially as greenery to grow alongside fish in aquaria.

Blyxa aubertii has short stems rarely more than 3 cm (1 in) long. Leaves form a rosette, each leaf long and narrow, up to 60 cm (23.5 in) long but usually less than 10 mm wide. Flowers are greenish-purple, with sepals 5–7 mm (0.20–0.28 in) long and petals up to 17 mm (0.67 in) long.

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