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Anubias barteri var nana on a bogwood.jpg
Anubias barteri var. nana on a bogwood (top view)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Anubiadeae

The Anubiadeae are a tribe of the family Araceae, subfamily Aroideae. The tribe was first described in 1879 by Adolf Engler and contained only the genus Anubias Schott.[1] In 1915, Engler added the genus Amauriella Rendle. The two genera were distinguished by the position of the thecae on the synandria (fused anthers).[2] The latest taxonomic revision regards Amauriella as a synonym of Anubias,[3] leaving this a monogeneric tribe. The Anubiadeae are aquatic and semi-aquatic plants and are native to tropical central and western Africa. They primarily grow in rivers and streams, but can also be found in marshes.[3]


  1. ^ Engler, Adolf (1879). "Araceae". In Alphonse de Candolle. Monographiae Phanerogamarum. 2. Paris: Masson. 
  2. ^ "Araceae - Philodendroideae - Anubiadeae, Aglaonemateae, Dieffenbachieae, Zantedeschieae; Typhonodoreae, Peltandreae". Das Pflanzenreich. 1915. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  3. ^ a b Crusio, W. (1979). "A revision of Anubias Schott (Araceae). (Primitiae Africanae XII)". Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. 79 (14): 1–48.