Cryptocorine Ciliata Papua

cryptocorine-ciliata-papua

cryptocorine ciliata,.. this one is from papua

Cryptocoryne ciliata is a species that grows from India to Papua New Guinea in the fresh to brackish water tidal zone. There is little known about the variation through that range. Two varieties are distinguished, var. ciliata with a chromosome number of 2n = 22, more narrow leaves and long overground runners and var. latifolia with broad leaves and with typical short shoots in the axils, having a chromosome number 2n = 33. The latter is sterile. The narrow / broad leaf character may be not firm. The distribution of the var.’s is not well known, at several places also mixed populations are found. The highly developed embryos in var. ciliata are also known from Cryptocoryne versteegii.

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