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Re: [APD] Plant ID
In repsonse to my request for a plant ID of:
Glen Skinner wrote:
> I have the same plant, purchased a few months ago. It was unlabeled but
plant is definitely an Anubias. My tentative identification is Anubias
barteri var. angustifolia, but I am by no means certain. I get the feeling
that the taxonomy of Anubias is a little questionable anyway!
Dennis Dietz wrote:
> I have some of this plant. It was one of my first aquarium plants. I
got it at PetCo under the name of Anubias afzelii. All the literature I
have ever seen refers to A. afzelii as a */much/* larger plant but this
one stays very small, leaves no longer then 2" under every conceivable
light or nutrient situation. It does grow incredibly slowly, on the
order of 1 leaf every few months in conditions where the A nana, petite,
barteri, golden, marbled, coffeefolia, and Gabon all put out several
leaves a week (more or less).
Cameron James wrote:
> ...being from Africa myself and having a passion at the moment
for Anubias, I can positively ID it as Anubias barteri var. glabra. Comes
from Nigeria & Cameroon. It reaches 15-35 cm of height. It was formerly
named Anubias lanceolata.
Well, it's probably one or another of those listed above. They all look
very similar to me. Thanks to those who wrote.
John T. Fitch
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