Of course, the line drawings and aquarel paintings by Ike Zewald and others are the most exciting for they
share botanical accurateness with the style of an artist. But there are other examples of
art where Cryptocoryne is starring some way.
Real collector items for those who love these small Aroid plants. Have fun with it.
Click on the picture to get the full image (ca 50 k)
At the 1980 International Waterplant Symposium,
hold in Wageningen (NL) at the retirement of prof De Wit, the lecturers were awarded this
tile. May be a C. ´purpurea nothovar. purpurea. owned and photographed by Niels Jacobsen
The Czech water plant lovers group held a
symposium in 1982 and issued this badge ( 3 x 1.5 cm) as a souvenir.
It looks like a C. cordata. collection Claus Kettner
The Dutch `Werkgroep Aquarium Planten' (WAP)
made this tile at the occasion of their 10th anniversary. A stylized C. ciliata. design Jelle Reumer
Stefanie Wasmer offered this oil painting of
-what she said - C. affinis on the internet
around 1999. The URL isn´t active anymore. The limb of the spathe resembles a C. albida.
The first stamp in the world with a Cryptocoryne was issued in Malaysia in 2002. The picture should be a C. ×purpurea nothovar. purpurea,a native Cryptocoryne from the Malay
peninsula. Malaysian government
A huge spathe of C. longicauda of ca 1
m height in wrought iron. The opened kettle holds a candle light. This is made by Claus
Kettner (2003) and serves as a monument on Möhlmann's grave in Germany.
A drinking glass with engraved a drawing (made
by Ike Zewald) of C. johorensis ( syn. for C. longicauda). The glass was offered to the attendees of the ECS meeting in Northeim in 2003. Made
by the firm http://sokart.ch/index.htm
The Japanese Cryptocoryne Fan Club has this
image which resembles a book. It will never appear. Note the nice Cryptocoryne
coronata. website JCFC
This tile with a limb of Cryptocoryne
ciliata was offered the attendees of the ECS meeting in 2004 at Copenhagen. Created by Claus Kettner
The 2005 attendees of the ECS got this key ring
with a piece of glass showing a blue led lighted C. griffithii
Crypts music. Niels Jacobsen plays the watertrumpet at the ECS 2006 meeting. movie Jacobsen
When you find another example, please contact me!
Updated February 2007