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Old 05-05-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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mystery Crypt


So who can tell what this plant is. I believe it is a crypt of some kind.

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Old 05-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #2
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kinda looks like crypt spiralis, not sure though
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:53 AM   #3
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Looks to wide to be spirallis, Im going to say cryptocoryne wendtii
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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The rib down the center of the leaf is pretty strong for a small Crypt like wendtii....and the leaf is pretty undulate...I am thinking Aponogeton maybe..kinda ...sorta....

Does the plant have a bulb?

I'd like a better picture of the plant.

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Old 05-06-2006, 03:27 PM   #5
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I'm guessing albida. Are the leaves different colour on each side? Could be crispatula too... Definitely not wendtii. Agree, need better picture.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:32 PM   #6
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C. albida? I would be surprised.

The C. albida I have growing and the ones I have seen in Kasselmann's do not have the undulate (ruffled) leaf. The rib appears strong in C. albida (green leaf with reddish rib), but the leaf is not undulate, it is smooth.

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OK I tried to get some better pictures but there is only so uch a $40 digital camera can do.







There was what could be a blub but it was very small and I just wrote it off as a root ball. I could be wrong though.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 05-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #8
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ninja posts!!

The leaves are the same color on both sides. The ones with green on the top are the original leaves the got algae covered while it was acclimating.
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Old 05-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #9
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C. albida? I would be surprised.

The C. albida I have growing and the ones I have seen in Kasselmann's do not have the undulate (ruffled) leaf. The rib appears strong in C. albida (green leaf with reddish rib), but the leaf is not undulate, it is smooth.

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You're right of course. And I should leave this to people who know what they're talking about...

If better pictures is difficult, could you try to describe it?
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Looks like a baby c. balansae.
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I'd like to see the root if possible.

This looks like Aponogeton crispus, but the root will tell the tale right now. You could sit tight for a bit and see if it sends up a flower stalk. Then it would confim it as Aponogeton sp.

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this looks just like an apon I saw in the LFS last night. Labeled "Mystery Bulb"- haha. So, no help with a name there.
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That is exactly how I ended up with it. Only it just said mystery plant. No one at the LFS had a clue, but I liked it and it was only $1.
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I'd like to see the root if possible.

This looks like Aponogeton crispus, but the root will tell the tale right now. You could sit tight for a bit and see if it sends up a flower stalk. Then it would confim it as Aponogeton sp.

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im thinking the same thing of it being a A. crispus
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Old 05-07-2006, 07:14 PM   #15
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Looks like a baby c. balansae.
im gonna agree on this one......
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