C. affinis - Cryptocorynes - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Special Interest Forums > Cryptocorynes

Cryptocorynes Cryptocoryne plant species consists of 50+ plant species, and make a unique addition to a planted tank.

Like Tree4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2010, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HeyPK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Soggy Central Mississippi
Posts: 4,696
iTrader Ratings: 25
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
HeyPK is a valuable member of the communityHeyPK is a valuable member of the communityHeyPK is a valuable member of the community
:
Default C. affinis

Regarding Illustrator's comments on C. affinis (post #3 in 'what's your favorite crypt?'), I also remember the C. affinis that was common back in the 1950's. The affinis variety available today is not nearly as nice looking. The 1950's variety had a dark, intense green to bluegreen leaf that was intense purple-red underneath. It was a relatively small plant. The colors of today's affinis are much less saturated. The leaf is olive green above and light pink to wine red below and never very intense. This plant also seems to be a lot larger, getting about 1 foot high when grown submersed.
HeyPK is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 11-20-2010, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego Area)
Posts: 121
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Cvurb is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

Woah, I would LOVE to have any Affinis, but especially the C. Affinis 'old' LOL
Cvurb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 277
iTrader Ratings: 2
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
EDGE is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

HeyPK,

Is the 'old' C. affinis you are referring to the older photos of C affinis on the Cryptocoryne page? and the olive green the photos near the top of the page?
EDGE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 11-20-2010, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego Area)
Posts: 121
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Cvurb is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

How you described it sounds a lot like my C. Blassii though, almost exactly like it.
Cvurb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 157
iTrader Ratings: 10
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
THHNguyen is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

Affinis is impossible to find these days... I only ever saw it once and only once. :/
THHNguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2010, 03:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HeyPK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Soggy Central Mississippi
Posts: 4,696
iTrader Ratings: 25
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
HeyPK is a valuable member of the communityHeyPK is a valuable member of the communityHeyPK is a valuable member of the community
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

Quote:
Is the 'old' C. affinis you are referring to the older photos of C affinis on the Cryptocoryne page? and the olive green the photos near the top of the page?
Only two photos of affinis to my knowledge. I think they are both of the newer variety. I think I should amend my statement about the leaves of the newer variety being olive green. They are green, but not the kind of dark blue-green I saw in the old variety. I was just a kid then and I never got the plant. I saw it in pet store tanks but couldn't afford it. At that time a guppy was an exotic fish for me. I had a goldfish.


HeyPK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2010, 06:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Carlsbad, CA (San Diego Area)
Posts: 121
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
Cvurb is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

Woah that looks like an awesome Cypt! I hope to get one of those someday, the sooner the better, super healthy too, are those yours?
Cvurb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2010, 07:29 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 277
iTrader Ratings: 2
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
EDGE is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

I was sent plant over a year ago as C. griffithii. I ID this as C. affinis because it had a green topside with red underside. bullation on the leaves and send out runners instead of the typical wendtii clump forming bush. This is one of the more better looking crypt in normal aquarium setup. I have them growing in 2x HO T5. light is approx 4" above the 10 gallons. no CO2 injection. Just flourite/onyx mixed with NPK+plantprod micronutrients


Last edited by EDGE; 11-21-2010 at 08:20 AM..
EDGE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HeyPK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Soggy Central Mississippi
Posts: 4,696
iTrader Ratings: 25
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
HeyPK is a valuable member of the communityHeyPK is a valuable member of the communityHeyPK is a valuable member of the community
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

Edge: It sure isn't griffithii, but it might be usteriana, which is also bullated somewhat, and has exactly that red color underneath. Usteriana takes a long time to get really big, but when it does it is more than twice the size of affinis. It gets as big as C. aponogetifolia. Your plants don't look exactly like usteriana, however. They seem even more bullated and the leaves look a little wider.
Smaller C. usteriana


Bigger, but not full sized, C. usteriana
HeyPK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2010, 09:36 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 277
iTrader Ratings: 2
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
EDGE is a regular member
:
Default Re: What's your Favorite Cryptocoryne?

I will take a photo again once I convert it to emersed form. last 2 time I tried, the plant melted within a week.

Does this plant looks more like usteraina than affinis? The leaves are 1" wide and 4-5" long (excluding petiole) on the mother plant.

They are grown under 2 - 6500k bulbs in the submersed form.
EDGE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Special Interest Forums > Cryptocorynes > C. affinis

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.