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Old 07-18-2007, 01:57 AM   #1
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Cryptocoryne ID?


I have the Dennerle book "System for Fascinating Aquariums." There is a picture of an aquascape called Crypto-River and a plant that they call Cryptocoryne crispatula var. flaccidifolia as shown in the picture. I don't have a better photo unfortunately. This does not look like other photos I have seen labeled Cryptocoryne crispatula var. flaccidifolia (They all look like very thin balansae). Can anyone make a positive ID or guess?

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Cryptocoryne albida?
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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Var. flaccidifolia is a cultivar of C. crispatula var. balansae. Never seen it available.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:33 AM   #4
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All the photos I have seen of Cryptocoryne crispatula var. flaccidifolia are of a thin stringy version of balansae. Tropica lists it as the thin form of balansae. The photo I posted looks like a much different species, so I think Dennerle must be mislabelling it.

All the name ambiguity is this hobby is frustrating, especially when you cannot buy any plants locally to see them!
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