Bukit Timah of Singapore are blessed with a species of Cryptocoryne that are found nowhere else in the world. The plant named C. timahensis are believed to be a (natural) hybrid as a result of cross pollination between C. nurii and C. cordata, but none of the parents were ever found or mentioned in Singapore before. Instead they are found in the neighboring Malaysia, in the state of Johor.
The habitat is located in a tiny hill stream,where we found the substrate very peaty, containing lots of decomposing dead leaves mixing with sand.
The flowers can be seen every way but this species is known as infertile.
The inner part of the spathe (the kettle).
Biotope and scenery shots.
Close shots of the plants.
And this guy, the alfa Macaque is showing off what he can do in his own territory.
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