Cryptocoryne wendtii

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Cryptocoryne wendtii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Cryptocoryne
C. wendtii
Binomial name
Cryptocoryne wendtii
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii var. jahnelii Rataj
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii var. krauteri Rataj
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii var. nana Rataj
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii var. rubella Rataj

Cryptocoryne wendtii, the Wendt's water trumpet,[1] is a species of herb which is a popular aquarium plant which is native to Sri Lanka. It was described by Dutch botanist Hendrik de Wit in honour of aquarium hobbyist and writer Albert Wendt.


It is native to Sri Lanka and has been introduced into Florida[1]


A very variable species and numerous 'forms' of variable taxonomic status have been discussed, for example "Tropica". Some may be genuine varieties and certainly some seem The "Mi Oya" form is named after the river it is found in Sri Lanka.


An easy plant to grow and one of the most robust Cryptocoryne species in the aquarium trade. Very variable under different light and other environmental conditions. It is propagated by runners.


  • Dötsch, A. 1984. Cryptocoryne wendtii de Wit (Pflanzenportrait). Aqua-Planta 3-84 : 17-18.
  • Jacobsen, N. 1987. Cryptocoryne. A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon, Vol. VI: 85-99.
  • Möhlmann, F. 1985. Reich an Varianten ist Cryptocoryne wendtii De Wit. Das Aquarium 198 : 629-633.
  • Möhlmann, F. 1994. Die Cryptocoryne-Arten Ceylons (2). Aqua-Planta 1-94 : 34-39.
  • Rataj, K. 1975. Revision of the genus Cryptocoryne Fischer Studie CSAV, c.3.Praha.
  • Wit, 1958. Cryptocoryne wendtii sp.nov. Meded.Bot.tuinen en het Belmonte arboretum WAG Vol.II-4 : 97-101.
  • Wit, 1990. Aquarienpflanzen, 2. Auflage Ulmer, Stuttgart.


  1. ^ United States Department of Agriculture

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