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This tiny fern is sold under various trade names, e.g. e.g. "mini Bolbitis", "Davallia spec." and "Bolbitis Davallia spec.". It has nothing to do with the ferns of the genus Davallia but is a dwarf form of the widely spread and extremely variable tropical Asian fern Bolbitis heteroclita. It was originally described as a species of its own (Edanyoa difformis), originates from the Philippine island Negros and has been in horticultural cultivation for a long time. It has only recently been discovered as aquarium plant, though.

Diverse small ferns of the Hymenophyllaceae family are sold under the name "mini Bolbitis", though, and it cannot be said exactly which species they belong to and whether they are suitable for aquarium cultivation. 


SynonymsEdanyoa difformis Copeland, Bolbitis sp. ''Baby leaf''
Misapplied namesDavallia spec.
Trader namesBolbitis difformis, Bolbitis Davallia spec.
Complete botanical nameBolbítis heteroclíta (C. Presl) Ching
UsageEpiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Growthvery slow
pH value5 - 7
Temperature tolerance18 - 28°C
Carbonate hardness0 - 14°dKH
General hardness0 - 30°dGH
PropagationProliferating leaves, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?yes

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