C. vietnamica

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C. vietnamica

Postby Jerrytheplater » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:43 pm

Does anyone have any further knowledge of this plant?

A post to the Aquatic Plants Digest by Richard Sexton yesterday gives a link to an article on Vietnam's Green Corridor where a new species of Cryptocoryne was found. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/ ... nservation

"Three of the new orchid species are entirely leafless and contain no chlorophyll. Rather than using the sun's energy they live on decaying matter, like many fungi. The other new plants include the Aspidistra nicolai, which has an almost black flower, and a new species of arum, the Cryptocoryne vietnamica, which has beautiful yellow flowers surrounded by funnel-shaped leaves. The two new butterflies are among eight that have been discovered in the province since 1996."
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