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Cryptocoryne ×ardyi Wongso

This species with the nick name "Pelan" arrived together with C. species "Pijoan" around 2005 from a Japanese collector. It is said that it comes from Sungai Pelan, Riau province, Sumatera. It also has very defect pollen and therefore maybe of hybrid origin.

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The leaves are green, more or less bullate.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
The opening of the tube is rather on top with a dark brown collar zone.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
The spathe is short.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
The limb bent down rather short after opening and reminds C. minima which however has a small opening.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
       
A rather poor growing plant, despite the good Fagus soil.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
Emersed growing plants often have a very short peduncle.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
The yellow limb with small red outgrowths.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
The reddish coverage is more prominent.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
       
Uprooted cultivated plant.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
Leaf margin smooth to finely undulate.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
The kettle is pure white.
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
Olfactory bodies brownish
coll. JP0501, cult. B1123
       

Culivation is relative easy in a slight acid soil.

February 2016

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