Anubias barteri var. angustifolia

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Anubias barteri var. angustifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Anubias
Species: A. barteri
Variety: angustifolia
Binomial name
Anubias barteri
Trinomial name
A. barteri var. angustifolia
(Engler) Crusio
Synonyms

A. lanceolata f. angustifolia Engler

Anubias barteri var. angustifolia was first described by Adolf Engler in 1915 as A. lanceolata f. angustifolia. The species obtained varietal status within A. barteri in 1979.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

Anubias lanceolata f. angustifolia Engler

Distribution[edit]

West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon.

Description[edit]

This plant's long-stemmed dark green leave blades are 5-9 times as long as wide (up to 3.5 cm) and 8-15 cm long. The petioles are 4-33 cm long, from 0.5-1 times as long as the blade.

Cultivation[edit]

Like most Anubias species, this plant grows well partially and fully submersed and the rhizome must be above the substrate, attached to rocks or wood. It grows well in a range of lighting and prefers a temperature range of 22-28 degrees C. It can be propagated by dividing the rhizome or by separating side shoots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crusio, W. (1979). "A revision of Anubias Schott (Araceae). (Primitiae Africanae XII)". Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. 79 (14): 1–48.