| | 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.