Re: Cryptocoryne Leaves
- Subject: Re: Cryptocoryne Leaves
- From: "Marek Argent" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 19:06:47 +0100
I know, Ted, I've read it all an a
German book "Aquarienpfanzen" by Christel Kasselmann (Editor - ULMER). There are
about 50 species presented in submerse and emerse. I don't have the original
book, only the b/w xero, but it is a very valuable book for crypts
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:36
Subject: [Aroid-l] Cryptocoryne
Cryptocoryne leaves are adaptable things. If you plant
three plants, each in a different water level, you will typically get three
different leaf morphologies. If you switch one of those plants to another
water depth you may lose all the existing leaves, since those leaves are
probably not well suited to the new environment. New leaves that emerge in the
new situation will be suited to the new conditions. You hear that this or that
Crypt plant has two different-looking leaves on the same plant. This is what
has happened to create such plants.
This means that if you buy a plant with soft leaves and plant it
emerse, the old leaves will lay around and look strange for a couple of months
(if they don't die first). But any new leaves will be comparatively tough and
stand tall, more or less, in the emerse situation.
I know this list has a devil of a time with plant IDs.
Believe me, Crypts are ridiculously more complex if the leaves are all you
have to go on. Then there are the issues of rampant polyploidy, unscrupulous
importers and dealers, poor historical records regarding IDs and collection
locations, and only a handful of real specialist hobbyists.
I'm just glad you have a couple of plants
and have taken the time to observe them.
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