Cryptocoryne bangkaensis

Different from my other two varieties of bangkaensis, this one sports green leaves that are slightly bullate.


It also has a fair bit of wine-red coloration under the leaves, especially the veins.

Though this one does not grow quite as large as the ‘Bangka Giant’ variety, this is a very beautiful crypt and this week it threw up a spathe for the first time.

With a ‘toothed’ edge on the limb of the spathe, a fairly well defined collar and narrow throat, the spathe is quite distinct. The mottled coloration of the limb has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

The purple coloration in the throat fades down to white in the tube, with some additional color in the kettle.

Collector code: Cryptocoryne bangkaensis Waser 2001-4