Cryptocoryne spiralis var. caudigera

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Background, Midground, Specimen plant
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: medium
See also: Cryptocoryne spiralis var. spiralis
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Range and localities: 

Southwestern India: Karnataka, Kerala, Goa; montane levels of the Western Ghats and lowland; origin of the cultivated strain: Kerala, Wayanad district, in a shola forest, elevation ca. 1300 m


Height: 20 - 35 cm
Width: 15 - 20 cm

Availability [?]: 
  • rarely or not available commercially
  • rarely or not available from other aquarists

Synonyms: 
  • Cryptocoryne spiralis ''Shola Forest''
  • Cryptocoryne spiralis ''Shola''
  • Cryptocoryne sp. ''Shola''

Habit, plant type:

  • rosette
Botanical name [?]: Cryptocóryne spirális (Retz.) Fisch. ex Wydler var. caudígera Bogner

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Cryptocoryne

Description: 

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References and further reading:
  1. Bogner, J. (2013): Eine neue Varietät der Cryptocoryne spiralis (Retzius) Fischer ex Wydler (Araceae) aus Indien. - Aqua Planta 4-2013: 141-148.
  2. Bastmeijer, Jan: "The spiralis group from India" on ''The Crypts Pages'', updated December 2013 (http://crypts.home.xs4all.nl/Cryptocoryne/Gallery/spi/spi-group.html, accessed 29 December 2013)
  3. Bastmeijer, Jan: "Cryptocoryne spiralis var. caudigera" on ''The Crypts Pages'', aktualisiert im Dezember 2013 (http://crypts.home.xs4all.nl/Cryptocoryne/Gallery/spg/spg.html, accessed 29 December 2013)
References (range and localities):
  1. Bogner, J. (2013): Eine neue Varietät der Cryptocoryne spiralis (Retzius) Fischer ex Wydler (Araceae) aus Indien. - Aqua Planta 4-2013: 141-148.
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