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Cryptocoryne nurii Furtado "Rompin"

In 2010 another nurii like plant was collected by Joshua Siow in Pahang, Malaysia. It differs from C. nurii var. nurii by its short, broad leaves.

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The plant grows well in an acid soil from beech tree leaf litter...
coll. JS, cult. B1404
... and flowers soon.
coll. JS, cult. B1404
The leaves green to brownish.
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A spathe with a short tube.
coll. JS, cult. B1404

       
A fresh opened spathe with the limb upright.
coll. JS, cult. B1404

The limb is rough but doesn't have the extreme protuberances.
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The same plant with dark brown dots on the limb...
coll. JS, cult. B1404

... and more detailed
coll. JS, cult. B1404

       
Another collection from Rompin shows a plant with brown leaves ....
coll. JS, cult. NJ3449
photo Jacobsen

... with almost the same spathe.
coll. JS, cult. NJ3449
photo Jacobsen
Opened kettle. Olfactory bodies bright yellow. Note the big flap over the male flowers.
coll. JS, cult. B1404

Male flowers and a purple appendix.
coll. JS, cult. B1404

       

Updated February 2016

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