Atonogeton two-haired (Aponogeton distachyos) – aquatic plant, belonging to Aponogeton (Aponogeton) family, Aponogeton family (Aponogetonaceae).
In nature Atonogeton two-haired grows in South Africa, Peru. It spread in many countries of the world, including the countries of South-Western Europe.
In vivo Atonogeton two-haired grows in thick vegetation in reservoirs with slow-flowing or standing water. In most cases, these are temporary reservoirs, subject to complete drying out.
Atonogeton two-haired – double-rowed, wild-growing amphibian plant. Tubers with a diameter up to 6 cm. Leaves floating with a scape up to 1 m long. The leaf plate is neutral green in color, up to 23 cm long and 7.5 cm wide.
Peduncle is thickened under the inflorescence, up to 80 cm long. The covering sheet falling away, up to 3 cm long. The inflorescence consists of two beautiful ears (hence the name of the plant), up to 4.5 cm long. Flowers with a one-sided arrangement, form two rows, with one large white perianth leaflet, 8-16 stamens and 2-6 carpels, each with approximately 4 ovules.
During the drought Atonogeton two-haired sheds leaves, while leaving the tuber in the ground. With the filling of the reservoir with water begins to grow.
Atonogeton two-haired grown mainly in botanical gardens. This plant can often be seen in pet shops for use in homestead ponds.
For content in tropical aquariums, Atonogeton two-haired not suitable, since, on the one hand, this plant does not tolerate high temperature, and on the other hand, it forms exceptionally floating leaves. Another thing is the manor pond in which this simple plant often blooms (even in the fall and in the warm winter). The tuber of this plant is recommended to be planted in a flower pot, which can be easily removed during the cold period.
Breeding seed does not cause much difficulty. Atonogeton two-haired definitely cold-resistant plant.