Cryptocoryne nurii Furtado "MRO-01"

It was a surprise in 2009, when a cordata-like plant was found near Rompin, Pahang, peninsula Malaysia with the spathe of a nurii. As usual, the plant must be cultivated to obtain fresh material for further investigation. It turned out that the pollen has a reduced fertility and one might think to deal with a hybrid between these two species.

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Habitat of C. species 'MRO-01' in Rompin.
coll. MRO-01, photo Nakamoto
idem idem An uprooted plant.
coll. MRO-01, photo Nakamoto
       
Lower side of the leaves red-brownish.
coll. MRO-01, photo Nakamoto
A manual opened spathe.
coll. MRO-01, photo Nakamoto
An immature? fruit (syncarpium).
coll. MRO-01, photo Nakamoto
A herbarized plant
coll. MRO-01
       
A typical nurii bud
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
Note the brown, smooth to bullate leaves.
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
The limb varies in colour from orange to ...
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
...red.
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
       
A longitudinal section of the spathe.
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
The opened kettle with the spadix with male (top) and female flowers (at the base).
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
Note the brown olfactory bodies just above the circle of female flowers.Note the long styles.
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
As you see, the base colour is yellow with smaller or larger red dots on it.
coll. MRO-01, cult B1285
       

Updated February 2016

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