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Re: Anubias Nana

In a message dated 7/29/99 3:01:41 AM Central Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Hi all
 I am wondering if anyone can help me identify a plant.    It is the first
 time I have ever seen this plant and seems to be very hardy and decorative.
 It seems to be doing well growing on wood next to java fern, moss and
 anubias nana.
 It has small (1/2") egg shaped leaves which grow from a rhizome which has
 white and sometimes light-green roots.  The leaves are a dark green color
 and are thick and durable like anubias nana.
 In fact the plant resembles anubias nana a bit.  The reason I dont think the
 plant is anubias is because the leaves are much smaller and anubias leaves
 usually have diagonal lines running from the center vein to the leave
 perimeter (ovate), this plant has smooth leaves which curl downward a bit.
 The LFS store (Aquarium Services, Robertson Road, Ottawa, if anyone is from
 this area) had it growing on a piece of driftwood and the manager knows it
 to be simply named "Water Clover".   Note however it only resembles the
 dwarf 4 leaf clover (Marsilea crenata) roughly in size only.
 I am hoping to find out the exact name of the plant and determine whether it
 is ok to be growing it on wood.  It doesn't have the thick hardy roots of
 anubias, or the black 'clingy' roots of java fern or bolbitis that seem to
 allow these plants to survive without roots in substrate. >>

From your description it does sound like the real Anubias Nana, the Nana that 
you have could most likely be Barteri or Barteri var. Nana, the real nana is 
quite small.
Without a picture it is almost impossible to tell.