grows over the whole area of India. Flowering specimens of C.
retrospiralis are not easy to distinguish from C. spiralis as both have
similar, stiff leaves. The spatha however is quite different. The
difference between C. retrospiralis and C. crispatula is that the latter
has often narrower, often undulated, leaves. Further, the two plants
differ in the markings on the limb of the spathe. The typical monsoon
leaves in C. retrospiralis (the chives form leaves) are also found in C.
crispatula. Though this plant is known for more than 150 years, little
is known on the variation in this species.
- Common Name: Cryptocoryne retrospiralis
- Family Name: Araceae
- Native To: India, Thailand, China
- Lighting: Medium
- pH: 6-8
- Growth Demands: Easy
- Growth Form: Rosette
- Growth Rate: Medium
- True Aquatic: Yes
- Placement in Tank: Mid-Background