African Plant Database

Anubias barteri Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Anubias
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anubias barteri Schott var. barteri
Taxon infra-specific
Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia Engl.
Anubias barteri Schott var. barteri
Anubias barteri var. nana (Engl.) Crusio
Anubias barteri var. angustifolia (Engl.) Crusio
Anubias barteri var. glabra N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial herb; rhizome prostrate, rooting, 0,2-1 cm Ø; leaf petiole > 0,5 m long, 0,5-2,5 times as long as blade; blade ovate-lanceolate, very variable (many vars.), 3-23x1,5-15 cm, ± coriaceous, base truncate to cordate or sagittate; peduncle 6-43 cm long; spathe 1,5-6 cm long, opening to base when flowering, acute or acuminate, white, green, yellowish-green or purple; spadix cylindric, 1,5-7 cm long, from half as long as spathe to twice as long as spathe; berries depressed-globose, green, enclosed within a persistent spathe.
Ecology : Forest in shady places and along water-courses in sand; humid rocks or old wood. Emerged or temporarily submerged; 1-1600 m alt.
  The varieties are mainly based on the shape and the size of the leaves. Intermediate forms are not rare (cf. Fl. Cameroun 31: 18, 1988).
  Various forms are cultivated.
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carte afrique num 177616
Record n°177616 modified 2007-04-02
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