Saturday, September 4, 2010

C. sp. 'Pahang 6, Tasik Chini'

Tasik Chini (lake Chini) is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in Malay Peninsula. According to the Internet information, it is formed by damming up a river valley and has a river which flows into the Pahang river. My explorer friend found cryptocorynes growing around this region and brought me over to the habitat to take a look.
It was a river where submersed cryptocorynes were growing therein. At the side of the river, there was a forest with a small stream filled with cryptocorynes.
The leaves of the cryptocorynes were dark green in colour on the upper side and reddish on the under side.
Below are photographs of the submersed specimens found in the larger clay bed river.
reflection of heaven
And as usual, no flowers were found to confirm the identity of the species, I shall leave it to be termed as C. sp. 'Tasik Chini' first. Pahang is really quite an interesting state to be further explored.

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