Cryptocoryne Dewitii

cryptocoryne-dewitii

Cryptocoryne Dewitii

source: http://crypts.home.xs4all.nl/Cryptocoryne/Gallery/dew/dew.html

Almost 40 years after its discovery in 1971 in Papua New Guinea by Mr Katik, the plant is found back by Takashige Idei. In the last decades attempts have been made to find the spot near the Kiunga airstrip but they were unsuccessful, and we did not have any pictures at all of a live plant.
New Guinea is very poorly known in respect of Cryptocoryne. The other known species from New Guinea are C. versteegii and the well known C. ciliata growing in both the Indonesian Papua province and Papua New Guinea.