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Old 02-08-2005, 05:51 AM   #1
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Name that plant...


Picked up a couple of plants for one of my nano's. Its cheaper to buy from
the LFS, but I don't know what I have. Little help? Two plants, two pix each.






(I think they were both labeled as crypts - but who knows if that was right!)

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Old 02-08-2005, 06:25 AM   #2
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Picture #1 and 4 is a Crypt. (wendtii?). Picture #2 and 3 is a swordplant of some sort.
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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I am guessing your Pic 1 and 4 its either Cryptocoryne nevillii, or C. wendtii

Pic 2 and 3, can you take them out, unroll the rockwool and show us the rhizome and get a clear shot of the leaves and stem?
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We all need a closer shot on the leaves.

1 and 4 look like crypt willisi or lutea.

2 and 4 look like Echinodorus Tropica. (especially if those leaves are ribbed)
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plant 1 & 4 are the same plant
plant 2 & 3 are the same plant..
3 & 4 look like just closeups.... or is it just me

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plants 1 & 4 are crypt lucens or willsi. 2&3 look like a tropica sword, because of the parent chute in pic #2. A pic of the roots/crown would clear things up.
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Thanks for the help folks. I planted them before I checked back here, so no
pics of the roots. The short round one does have very distinct vein lines.
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pics 1 and 4 look like a dead ringer for parva, a nice plant for fore to midground planting. Have a bunch myself.
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Welcome to the board finex! Glad to have you as a member!

C. parva? I have never seen C. parva that big. You sure you have C. parva?

I have to be honest. I can't ID that Crypt for the life of me! It is a bit big to be C. parva in my eyes. However, it could be any number of other Crypts! I can think of three or four off the top of my head without a definite choice!

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The roots remind me of the way bamboo has the top cut off, then sprouts the leaves out the side of the stalk.

(I've got a picture of the roots now - but can't figure out how to upload images. WTF!)
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Welcome to the board finex! Glad to have you as a member!

C. parva? I have never seen C. parva that big. You sure you have C. parva?

I have to be honest. I can't ID that Crypt for the life of me! It is a bit big to be C. parva in my eyes. However, it could be any number of other Crypts! I can think of three or four off the top of my head without a definite choice!

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The parva I have at home seems to sprout leaves in that shape, but they aren't quite that dark green in colour (probably a light issue, and those may have been raised emersed as opposed to submerged), but the size (in relation to the hand) and size seems very similar. Wish I had a camera (future purchase after turntables and stock) to show mine. Perhaps I'll borrow. Who knows though, could be something I've never read or seen.
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