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Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Araceae
Tribe  Cryptocoryneae
Higher classification  Cryptocoryne
Order  Alismatales
Subfamily  Aroideae
Genus  Cryptocoryne
Rank  Species
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Scientific name  Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia
Similar  Cryptocoryne, Cryptocoryne affinis, Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Cryptocoryne retrospiralis

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Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia is a species belonging to the Aroid genus Cryptocoryne.

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Confusion

Until recently there was confusion between this species and C. usteriana.

Distribution

The species is found in the Philippines, on the islands Negros and Panay and the south-east of Luzon.

Description

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C. aponogetifolia is the largest of the Cryptocorynes, with long strap-like leaves up to 46 cm or more long and 5 cm wide with a broad mid-rib. The stalks are normally about half the length of the leaves. In colour they are a bright green and the surface is pronounced bullate. The inflorescence can reach up to 50 cm and often has a strongly twisted tube.

Cultivation

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C. aponogetifolia is considered easy to cultivate and will grow in moderately hard water if necessary, though it grows naturally in slightly soft water. It prefers moderate to low levels of light. Plants will take some months to get established in the aquarium but will then send out strong runners.

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References

Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia Wikipedia


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