Pygmy chain sword
Helanthium (Echinodorus) tenellum belongs to the category of the smallest Helanthium (Echinodorus) that can be found in nature. It is a plant that naturally lives in emerged and submerged form on the banks of rivers and streams. The Pygmy chain sword can be inserted in the aquarium to form the much desired lawns.
Distribution: this species is native in Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Arkansas, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, South Carolina, Texas, Venezuela, Virginia.
Extinct in: Delaware.