Cryptocoryne bangkaensis

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

cryptocoryne_bangkaensis_2001_4_2

It also has a fair bit of wine-red coloration under the leaves, especially the veins.
cryptocoryne_bangkaensis_2001_4_3

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.
cryptocoryne_bangkaensis_2001_4_1

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.
cryptocoryne_bangkaensis_2001_4_4

The purple coloration in the throat fades down to white in the tube, with some additional color in the kettle.
cryptocoryne_bangkaensis_2001_4_5

Collector code: Cryptocoryne bangkaensis Waser 2001-4