Plants from the collection, made in 1971 by Katik, were distributed over the
Smithsonian (US), Leiden (L) and the Lae (LAE) herbaria. The description of C. dewitii is based on these three herbarium sheets.
Cryptocoryne dewitii is named in honour to professor H.C.D. de Wit, who was the leader of the Cryptocoryne studies from the fifties to the eighties in the 20th century. This rediscovery is just 10 years after his death.
Updated August 2009
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Leach, J & P.L.Osborne, 1985. Freshwater plants of Papua New Guinea. The Universtity
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Wit, H.C.D.de, 1990. Aquarienpflanzen, 2. Auflage, Ulmer, Stuttgart. ISBN 3-8001-7185-6.