biotope

"It's nice to see C. ferruginea var. sekadauensis at new recorded locality not far from type location (which is already gone and became a residential area). At the same time it is also sad to hear that several other location were wiped out by plant collectors and sold for less then one US penny per piece. I have already witnessed the destruction of many Cryptocoryne habitats in the name of plantations, human settlement, and irresponsible commercial plantsmen. That is the new reality and within a decade we will only able to tell stories and draw historical maps for many of them." - Suwidji Wongso