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Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae ("tonkinensis")

Kubota's water trumpet

Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae ("tonkinensis")

Kubota's water trumpet

  • The Crypt with the narrowest leaves
  • Grasslike strap-shaped leaves
  • Coppery red hues
  • Rarely found in trade
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Description

This grasslike crypt was originally introduced from the vicinity of Ubon Ratchathani in eastern Thailand. It is cultivated as aquarium plant for more than 35 years, but until 2015 it was seen as Cryptocoryne crispatula var. tonkinensis, even as the "true tonkinensis". It turned out that var. tonkinensis is a different plant from North Vietnam and South China. After that the plant from Thailand was described as a new variety, Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae.
Kubota's water trumpet is the variety of Cryptocoryne crispatula with the narrowest leaves, which makes it highly interesting for aquascapers. It has green to reddish-brown soft, smooth or slightly undulate leaves, 10-40 cm long and only 2-4 mm wide. Under water, the leaves assume beautiful coppery brown hues. Unfortunately this crypt is only occasionally available in trade.

Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae is a little demanding; at least medium lighting and an open place in the aquarium are recommendable. Nutrient-rich substrate and CO2 addition are beneficial for its growth. Apparently it develops only few runners.

This very narrow leaved, medium-sized Cryptocoryne looks best as an accent plant or small group in the midground. Its appearance is characterised by delicate foliage and coppery hues.

This extremely narrow-leaved plant from Eastern Thailand is known as "Cryptocoryne tonkinensis" for many years. However it turned out as a new variety of Cryptocoryne crispatula. It is described under the name C. crispatula var. kubotae by Jacobsen & al. (2015). The variety kubotae is distinct from the true, broader leaved var. tonkinensis that occurs in northern Vietnam and southeastern China (Guangxi).

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Common names Kubota's water trumpet
Misapplied names Cryptocoryne crispatula var. tonkinensis, Cryptocoryne tonkinensis, Tonkin-Wasserkelch, Tonkin water trumpet
Complete botanical name Cryptocóryne crispátula Engl. var. kúbotae N. Jacobsen & Bastmeijer
Family Araceae
Genus Cryptocoryne
Difficulty medium
Usage Midground, Nano tanks
Growth slow
Propagation Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Kubota's water trumpet
Misapplied names
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. tonkinensis, Cryptocoryne tonkinensis, Tonkin-Wasserkelch, Tonkin water trumpet
Complete botanical name
Cryptocóryne crispátula Engl. var. kúbotae N. Jacobsen & Bastmeijer
Family
Araceae
Genus
Cryptocoryne
Difficulty
medium
Usage
Midground, Nano tanks
Growth
slow
Propagation
Runners, Rhizomteilung, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

General information

Item no.
135.0127.00
EAN 8030173013509
Weight 0,10 kg
Shipping weight 0,10 kg

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Olaf B.
29th December 2013
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae ("tonkinensis") - Linea Tube
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae ("tonkinensis") - Linea Tube

Eine meine absoluten Lieblings Cryptos, leider etwas empfindlich beim Transport.

Dominik W.
Tolle Pflanze
13th March 2015
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae ("tonkinensis") - pot
Cryptocoryne crispatula var. kubotae ("tonkinensis") - pot

Sehr Schöne Cryptocoryne zu einem top Preis. Sehr gut verpackt. 5★★★★★