Tuesday, July 7, 2009

C. sp. 'Pahang 2' revisited

I had the chance to revisit the C. sp. 'Pahang 2' natural habitat again. The water level in the peat swamp forest was much lower than before and all the previously submersed cryptocorynes were now exposed above the water level.

As you probably noticed from the above photograph, you could hardly spot the cryptocorynes as they are very sparse and can only be found within a 2m x 2m area in the forest. We searched within the vicinity of this area but could not find any other spots with these cryptocoryne. Hopefully the reason was because we had not put in enough efforts in our search. The substrate where the cryptocoryne were found growing in was sandy as per the below photograph.
The below are photographs of how the emersed form of their leaves looked like.

What species do they belong to, C . cordata, C. griffithii, C. scurrilis or something new? I hope we can locate their spathe soon to aid in the identification.

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