Cryptocoryne wendtii

de Wit 1958

Comes from Sri Lanka. It is 10-25 cm tall.
It was described 1958 and named for the memory of a botanist A. Wendt deceased that year.

Red-leafed form (above)
and green-leafed one (left)

Many species of Cryptocoryne
are variable, the main difference is
the colour of the leaves, but also inflorescences
and the general habit.

Plants cultivated emerse
look usually different than
growing underwater.

From a similar C. beckettii it differs in
broader leaf's blade base.
photos (2): Aquarienpflanzen, © Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH

The Crypts Pages: C. wendtii
page created on 2003-07-28
last updated: 2003-07-28