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Crypts, Genus Cryptocoryne

Bob Fenner

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Genus Cryptocoryne, Family Araceae. 

Cryptocoryne balansae

Cryptocoryne wendtii 

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Bibliography/Further Reading:



Baensch, Hans A. & Rudiger Riehl. 1993. Aquarium Atlas, v. 2. BAENSCH, Germany. 1212 pp.

Brunner, Gerhard. 1973. Aquarium Plants. T.F.H. Publications, NJ. 159 pp.

Clark, Robert. 1991. Flower and seed production in Cryptocoryne. The Aquatic Gardener 4:1/91.

Davis, Greg and Mike Kane. 1995. Inducing flowering in Cryptocoryne species. The Aquatic Gardener 8:5/95.

Jacobsen, Niels. 1992. The Cryptocoryne of the Malay Peninsula, pt. 1. The Aquatic Gardener 5:3/92.

James, Barry. 1986. A Fishkeeper's Guide To Aquarium Plants. Salamander Books, U.K.. 117 pp.

Gasser, Robert A. 1978. Cryptocoryne retrospiralis. FAMA 2/78.

Gasser, Robert A. 1978. Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia. FAMA 11/78.

Gasser, Robert A. 1979. Cryptocoryne tonkinensis. FAMA 3/79.

Gasser, Robert A. 1979. Cryptocoryne striolata. FAMA 6/79.

Gasser, Robert A. & James H. 1985. Some interesting and rare Cryptocorynes. FAMA 2/85.

de Graaf, Arie. 1987. The occurrence of Cryptocoryne (Araceae) on Sri Lanka. FAMA 11/87.

Greger, Bernd. 1987. Artificial pollination of Cryptocorynes. Today's Aquarium 2/87.

Kane, Michael. 1993. Tissue culture propagation of Cryptocoryne species. The Aquatic Gardener 6:5/93.

Mohlmann, Freidrich. 1976. Cryptocorynes in small aquariums. Aquarium Digest Intl. 4:1/76.

Mohlmann, Freidrich. 1977. Cryptocoryne cross breeding. Aquarium Digest Intl. #16, 1977.

Mohlmann, Freidrich. 1985. A worthwhile Crypt. Cryptocoryne zewaldiea De Wit. Today's Aquarium 2/85.

Mohlmann, Freidrich. 1987. Cryptocorynes grown emerse. Today's Aquarium. 4/87.

Mohlmann, Freidrich. 1988. An exciting find- Cryptocoryne villosa. TFH 12/88.

Mohlmann, Freidrich. 1989. A useful aquarium plant: Cryptocoryne moehlmannii. TFH 1/89.

Mohlmann, Friedrich. 1991. The Spiral Water Trumpet (Cryptocoryne spiralis). TFH 4/91.

Pon, Richard T. 1992. Cryptocoryne usteriana. The Aquatic Gardener 5:1/92

Radford, Albert E. 1986. Fundamentals of Plant Systematics. Harper & Row, NY. 498 pp.

Randall, Karen A. Cryptocorynes. This may be the premier aquarium plant. AFM 10/95.

Randall, Karen. 2000. Cryptocoryne, Family Araceae. Aquarium Frontiers 1/00.

Rataj, Karel. 1976. Something about Cryptocoryne. TFH 5/76.

Rataj, Karel. 1988. Cryptocoryne siamensis: An enigmatic aquarium plant. TFH 8/88.

Raven, Peter H., Ray F. Evert and Helena Curtis. 1976 2d ed.. Biology of Plants. Worth Publishers, Inc., NY. 685 pp.

Riehl, Rudiger & Hans A. Baensch. 1987. Aquarium Atlas, v. 1. MERGUS, Germany. 992 pp.

Riehl, Rudiger & Hans A. Baensch, 1996. Aquarium Atlas, v. 3. MERGUS, Germany. 1103 pp.

Roe, Colin D. 1967. A Manual of Aquarium Plants. Shirley Aquatics, England. 111 pp.

Spiers, Dale. 1989. The genus Cryptocoryne (Araceae): Rolls-Royce of the aquatic plant world. The Aquarium Gardener 3:2/89.

Spiers, Dale. 1991. Cryptocoryne affinis (Araceae). The Aquatic Gardener 4:2/91.

Stewart, Emmit. 1992. What kind of shade? Pt.1 The Aquatic Gardener 5:6/92.

Stodola, Jiri. 1967. Encyclopedia of Water Plants. T.F.H. Publications, NJ. 368 pp.

Tomey, William A. 1969. Cryptocoryne lingua. The Aquarium 7/69.

Van Hyfte, Dick. 1986. Some help with difficult crypts. The Aquatic Gardener 2:2/86. 

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