This water trumpet was first found in Kota Tingii in western Malaysia, and in 1902 the director of the Botanical Garden Singapore, H.N. Ridley, described it as Cryptocoryne purpurea. In the 1960s, de Wit named it as most common aquarium plant in Europe and America. Today it has probably disappeared from aquarium cultivation, and it is only still cultivated by a few specialised hobbyists, mostly in the emersed form.
Typical C. x purpurea from the Malayan peninsula was identified in 1982 by Niels Jacobsen as a natural hybrid of C. cordata var. cordata and C. griffithii. The most well-known population of this crypt is the vast marshland of Tasek Bera in Pahang.
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