Re: Amano's plant i.d.

>From: jill close <jclose at dogbert_ipa.net>
>Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996 16:29:13 -0500
>Subject: Amano's plant i.d.
>In Amamo's Nature Aquarium World Page 129, the author refers to Kurinam
aquatica. This plant looks like a crinum, perhaps Crinum calamistratum. Any
info would be appreciated.

Yes, it is a Crinum. This is mentioned in my Nature Aquarium World review
article, TAG Vol 8 no. 1 (which is linked from the AGA home page

This may be difficult to find for the internet challenged <g> - look in the
table of contents for V8n1.

An short passage is included here:
 "First, the book discusses some plants for which the Japanese name is used.
Two are plants native to Japan.  On page 48, the plant 'amamo' is mentioned.
This is a sea plant that looks like Sagittaria.  On page 50, 'mizuoobako' is
discussed.  This is a lotus plant, native to Japan. Next there are some
which are more commonly known.  On page 51, 'tanukimo' is Utricularia
(bladderwort).  On page 62 & 166, the plant called 'Kurinam' is Crinum
natans (African onion plant)."

You can also read about other corrections to the translation for Amano's
first book.

Neil Frank, TAG editor    Aquatic Gardeners Association    Raleigh, NC USA