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Re: Crypts

>From: "Thomas Barr" <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
>To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com>
>Subject: <no subject>
>Date: Sat, Nov 20, 1999, 12:09 AM

>>Tom wrote:
>>BTW, C. bullosa is very, very rare and doesn't care for submersion. It's
>>rare even in Europe. It's from Borneo(Sarawak) and is blackish in color with
>>a dark flower.  
>>That is.............................**IF ** it is indeed C. bullosa which is
>>very, very unlikely if it's here in the USA. Definitely a crypt specialist
>>The pic he had on the Ebay wasn't of C. bullosa either. It's an old(very)
>>out of date pic of C. aponogetifolia or usteriana FWIW. I'd say
>>aponogetifolia myself.
>>Thanks Tom. It does sound very suspect then!
>>Robert Paul  H
>>new look new stuff
>All crypts are suspect and are very difficult to positively ID except for
>some like ciliata, lingua, some crispulata var. balansae/tonkenensis/parva
>etc. and even there sometimes there are some very gray areas. The seller is
>often just trying to give the best idea of what they think it is, so we
>cannot blame them, only educated them and bring them up to date info. They
>still use so many old out date name today. I did not long ago myself but
>Jan's Crypt pages helped me! Immersed flowers are the best way for ID. I
>have a nice lingua flower going right now<g> and some seeds that look like
>they might grow up to be happy little plants! Only 60 species to go! Then
>perhaps, I will achieve nirvana and turn green<g>. Check the pages out
>though, lots of cool stuff.
>Tom Barr