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These are canonical images of flowers and some forms of leaves from Jan Basteimeijer's Crypts Pages. Below that is a list of all Crypts with links to local resource here, were we simply aggregate photos of species to get some idea of whats what and what's around.

Most crypt questions are of the form "can you ID this?" and sometimes it's possible. We used to say you can't really ID them without a flower but now DNA evidence has shown the within the C. cordata group, for example, flowers of two plants can look identical yet one plant may have 4 times as many chromosomes as the other and isn't the same species despite the identical inflorescence.

But, most cases aren't that difficult and usually we can ID most things. However this is further complicated by the recent discovery that many Crypt "species" in the wild are in fact naturally occurring hybrids and suspicion runs high that there are many more of these which will become apparent once the Herculean task of sequencing hundreds of DNA samples has been done; work is ongoing.


aff

C. affinis
alb

C. alba
abi

C. albida
abb

C. annamica
apo

C. aponogetifolia
aur

C. auriculata
ban

C. bangkaensis
bec

C. beckettii
bog

C. bogneri
bul

C. bullosa
cil

C. ciliata var. ciliata
lat

C. ciliata var. latifolia
cog

C. cognata
con

C. consobrina
cor

C. cordata var. cordata
did

C. cordata var. diderici
gra

C. cordata var. grabowskii
sia

C. cordata var. siamensis
coa

C. coronata
bal

C. crispatula var. balansae
cri

C. crispatula var. crispatula
dem

C. crispatula var. decus-mekongensis
fla

C. crispatula var. flaccidifolia
pla

C. crispatula var. planifolia
ton

C. crispatula var. tonkinensis
yun

C. crispatula var. yunnanensis
cru

C. cruddasiana
dec

C. decus-silvae
dew

C. dewitii
edi

C. edithiae
ell

C. elliptica
fer

C. ferruginea var. ferruginea
sek

C. ferruginea var. sekadauensis
fus

C. fusca
gri

C. griffithii
hud

C. hudoroi
ide

C. ideii
jac

C. jacobsenii
kee

C. keei
lin

C. lingua
loe

C. loeiensis
lon

C. longicauda
mat

C. matakensis
mek

C. mekongensis
min

C. minima
moe

C. moehlmannii
nev

C. nevillii
nor

C. noritoi
nur

C. nurii
pal

C. pallidinervia
par

C. parva
pon

C. pontederiifolia
bor

C. ×purpurea nothovar. borneoensis
pur

C. ×purpurea nothovar. purpurea
pyg

C. pygmaea
ret

C. retrospiralis
sch

C. schulzei
scu

C. scurrilis
siv

C. sivadasanii
spg

C. spiralis var. caudigera
spc

C. spiralis var. cognatoides
sph

C. spiralis var. huegelii
spi

C. spiralis var. spiralis
str

C. striolata
thw

C. thwaitesii
tim

C. ×timahensis
uen

C. uenoi
und

C. undulata
ust

C. usteriana
ver

C. versteegii
vie

C. vietnamensis
vil

C. villosa
wal

C. walkeri
was

C. waseri
wen

C. wendtii
wil

C. ×willisii
yel

C. "Yellow Ring"
yuj

C. yujii
zai

C. zaidiana
zuk

C. zukalii
       


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