A new species, Cryptocoryne aura Wongso & Ipor, from West Kalimantan, Indonesia, is described and illustrated. It differs from other Cryptocoryne species primarily by having a transparent, ciliate membrane along the leaf margin and a short spathe with a yellow, forward-twisted limb. It has a chromosome number of 2n = 26, which has not hitherto been recorded within the genus. The morphology of the germinating seed is unique within the genus, the embryo emerging c. ⅓ from the distal end of the seed with 3(or 4) plumulary processes (prophylls).
Citation: Wongso S., Ipor I. B., Tawan C. S., Budianto H., Bastmeijer J. D. & Jacobsen N. 2016: Cryptocoryne aura (Araceae), a new species from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. — Willdenowia 46: 275–282. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3372/wi.46.46209
Cryptocoryne aura (Araceae), a new species from West Kalimantan, Indonesia