Cryptocoryne ID

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This is the general problem.......
Botanically every plant has its very own name. This plant - and ONLY this plant - can rightfully carry a given, botanical name. The name is given to the plant based on specifications, usually focused on flower (flowers are much less prone to change because of environment, than leaves are - therefore much safer for ID).
HOWEVER..... when we start using 'x' and "x" and the like of signs, there are very little restrictions (if any!). I am often quoted fore saying "we can call it Donald if we wish to. As long as we use these signs ' x ' ".
FURTHERMORE we are talking hybrid in this case - and finally there is usually some variation in the "lines"(especially when intense, commercial cultivation, often including TC propagation, is carried out) of a given species/hybrid/cultivar or what have we here. Botanists will decide if variation in a given plant is enough to give a new plant, a variation or just an acceptable variation within species (when and if they find the time). Kasselmann is doing a lot of this, within the plants we use for our aquaria (be thankfull for her interest!).
- my best guess is, they are all variations of the C. x willissii in the end.
 

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Thanks Darrel,
Mick.Dk has given a version however my problem is that AG sell Nevillii, Lucens and Willisii. I too have read the same about nevillii and the description on tropica website says that willisii has been incorrectly named nevillii, however if that's the case what plant am I buying.
I think I will go with willisii as that seems to what I'm after, but this has gotten me curious.
You are right. It seem every producer chose their own name
 

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You are right. It seem every producer chose their own name
Thank you, just noticed the slight difference in spelling, Nevellii and Nevillii. Whether this is a typo or 2 different strains beats me, thanks for your help.
 

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Well I got Cryptocoryne Parva x3 from Aquarium gardens

Also got Cryptocoryne wendtii x2 from Aqua Essentails but minein pmy pic isnt Wendtii

Seached out the labels - as always found the one I was after last :rolleyes:
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Tropica had a "line" of C. parva from a TC lab some time ago. These plants grow WAY bigger than C. parva should ever do. We chose to dismiss this "line", since it was defenitely not a typical C. parva and focused on a "line" that behave like C. parva......
 
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