Wanted: Cabomba Furcata

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  1. HC
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    Hi Everyone

    I am in search for some Cabomba Furcata. Could someone point me in the right direction?
     
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    Um... Cabomba is banned. Illegal. Persona non grata. Kak. Strond. Rubbish.

    Ok, bye now.
     
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    All Cabomba or only Carolina, I reviewed shihr's local keep/grow blacklist and it was Carolina and not furcata hence I asked?
     
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    All Cabomba....
     
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    okay.... thanks plant guru's :icon_thumright:
     
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    Great description! :laughing7:
     
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    Wouldn't they then say Cabomba spp. :)
     
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    DJ - that is exactly the way it is put in the list...
     
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    :scratch:


     
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    Wrong list... refering to importation blacklist...
     
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    But on the local no grow list it only listed Cabomba Carolina. So to local grow/ keep this plant is still legal? :scratch:
     
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    Dude? Why keep something that can get you in trouble ... or fight with me about it...as far as my knowledge stretches(and yeah, I could be wrong...), ALL species in Genus the Cabomba are illegal - dont split hairs about keeping/importing/selling it - it's a weed...

    If like me, you have spent weeks cleaning this weed from rivers by hand in freezing water, you might not be so fast to find loopholes in the law... Cabomba, Limnophyla and Elodea.... If only these weeds never made it to our shores...
     
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    Why dont you just settle for ambulia. I'm sure thats fine.
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Just to clarify:

    All Cabombas are not permitted for import and are on the banned list for imports.

    As we have discussed elsewhere, Cabomba caroliana, which is green Cabomba is on the "local no grow list" as a matter of fact if they catch you with it, you can be prosecuted.

    Cabomba furcata, or red Cabomba, is not permitted for import. It is not on the "local no grow list" but is pretty close to Cabomba caroliana for which reason its import is banned.

    Ambulia is the old name for Limnophila and the Limnophila grown and sold in South Africa is Limnophila heterophylla. Limnophila heterophylla and all other Limnophila species are not permitted for import, but they are not on the "local no grow list" which at present means they may be legally grown in South Africa.

    Just as a general comment, the plants that may not be imported have been banned because of their potential invasive potential. If any of them are found in a local water system, they will go onto the "local no grow list" immediately. So in the case of Limnophila, you can see that this species has already been identified as having invasive potential and could go onto the "local no grow list" very easily if some aquarist turfs his extra plants into a dam or river and they are found by Nature Conservation authorities. This emphasizes that aquarists need to act responsibly in that they should not allow their plants to get into river systems.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Thanks Dirk
     
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    Azurekoi, I was not fighting with you, I am well aware that it is on the import blacklist but recently the local "no grow blacklist" surfaced. Hence I raised the question if it would be on the import blacklist and not on the local no grow blacklist, there is still an opportunity for me to responsibly keep this plant.

    I like this plant and I am a very responsible plant/fish keeper, I dry plants I do not use in my aquarium and if it dried out enough I actually chuck them in the Saturday braai fire.

    The reason why I want this plant is I like it, it has a totally different effect in a scape compared to Rotala Wallichii.

    Thanks Prof for the explanation, I did not intend in causing any arguments during this thread. I was just confused as only Cabomba Carolina was mentioned on the "no grow/list or local keep list" and not Cabomba Furcata. All confusion now resolved thanks.
     

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