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Call to Arms! Do you grow any of these Crypts?

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This is my a list of crypts that were once around in collections but have not been sighted for some time and could be lost entirely from Australia (a crying shame)

If you grow any of these please reply or drop me a PM... would be very interested in getting any pics. If you have any of these please propagate.

Missing in Action (once recorded in AU but not seen recently)

Cryptocoryne auriculata ^

Cryptocoryne bogneri *^

Cryptocoryne ciliata var. ciliata ¹ (the narrow leaved one, not latifolia) tenuous - article refers to ciliatas)

Cryptocoryne griffithii ^¹

Cryptocoryne hudoroi ²

Cryptocoryne lingua *^ ²

Cryptocoryne longicauda *^²

Cryptocoryne minima ¹

Cryptocoryne nurii ^¹² (BrianS found Fishchick's C. nurii was not)

Cryptocoryne pygmaea ¹

Cryptocoryne scurrilis ^

Cryptocoryne schulzei ^

Cryptocoryne striolata ^

Cryptocoryne spathulata ^

Cryptocoryne thwaitesii *^

Cryptocoryne tonkinensis (Cryptocoryne crispatula var. tonkinensis) *²

Cryptocoryne versteegii ^²

Cryptocoryne xpurpurea ^²

* listed by DAFF as allowed imports

^ listed as in AU by Champion et al. 2008. Risk assessment of tradeable aquatic plant species in Australia

¹ listed in this Australian Emerse Crypts article on another site

² pers comm. from grower

This represents a tragic loss of plants from Australia that may never be imported again... many have been lost as the old collectors hang up their tanks and nobody carries the flame forward. I'm hoping we can find any that are on the brink, propagate them up and distribute them more widely.

(Note: this is a copy from the master list I am currently attempting to maintain on the AquariumLife forum. It may not be up to date if you stumble on this some time from now as QLDAF doesn't allow edits to really old posts.)

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Pretty sad we've lost so many species.

Here is the list of species I know people are growing (excluding Brissy's additions above)- common source in parentheses but not the only source.

C. affinis (coming to Liverpool Creek)

C. albida (Aquagreen)

C. albida var. costata (Aquagreen)

C. albida var. Korthause (Aquagreen)

C. beckettii (Aquagreen)

C. beckettii var. Petchii (formerly C. petchii) (Pisces)

C. ciliata var. latifolia (coming to Liverpool Creek)

C. cordata var. siamensis (Aquagreen)

C. cordata var. siamensis "Blassii" (Aquagreen)

C. cordata var. siamensis "Rosanervig" (Aquagreen)

C. crispatula (Aquagreen)

C. crispatula var. Balansae 'broad green leaf'

C. crispatula var. Balansae (Aquagreen) (narrow red leaf)

C. longicauda

C. moehlmannii (Aquagreen)

C. noritoi (Aquagreen)

C. parva (Aquagreen)

C. pontederiifolia (Aquagreen)

C. retrospiralis (Aquagreen)

C. spiralis (Aquagreen)

C. undulata var. Green

C. undulata var. Red (Pisces)

C. usteriana (Aquagreen)

C. walkeri var. lutea (Pisces)

C. wendtii var. Red/Brown (Aquagreen) (assuming red & brown are the same)

C. wendtii var. Green (Pisces)

C. wendtii var. Green Tall

C. wendtii var. MiOya

C. wendtii var. Tropica (Pisces)

C. wendtii var. Green Gecko

C. x willisii (formerly nevillii Aquagreen) (also Pisces)

C. x willisii `lucens` (may be the same as C. x willisii)

Additions or corrections welcome.

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Bumping this up again. So many lost varieties to find. What crypts are growing in the back of your fishrooms?

thanks @BRISSY - for 2nd hand report of pygmaea and nurii

Also got a report on longicauda

so we're still trying to locate:

Cryptocoryne auriculata

Cryptocoryne bogneri

Cryptocoryne ciliata var. ciliata (assumes we have var latifolia here but may be other way around) *

Cryptocoryne griffithii

Cryptocoryne hudoroi

Cryptocoryne lingua/Cryptocoryne spathulata (synonym) *

Cryptocoryne minima

Cryptocoryne scurrilis

Cryptocoryne schulzei

Cryptocoryne striolata

Cryptocoryne thwaitesii

Cryptocoryne tonkinensis *

Cryptocoryne versteegii

Cryptocoryne xpurpurea

..hopefully not lost. Those marked * are on the allowed import list so could be sourced OS but the rest are not.

PM me if you don't want to post on the forum.

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Good news to start 2016 - Cryptocoryne tonkinensis has been found/re-imported and a few people are now trying to grow it up for wider distribution.

Still looking for many other species that appear lost. PM or post if you have a lead on any of the species listed above.

And just because this thread lacks pictures - here's some pictures of a C. spiralis var. spiralis inflorescence I took the other day..

spiralis1.JPG

spiralis3.JPG

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Bumping this up for another run - I'm still looking for crypts that might be hiding out there.

 

The only two that have been found are:

 

Cryptocoryne xpurpurea   (and that one is a re-import rather than finding plants that have been in the country all this time)

Crypt tonkinensis  was also found... but was renamed to Crypt crispatula var. kubutae

 

What crypts are growing in the back of your fishrooms... out the back... at uncle daves under the orchid bench?

 

 

 

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