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Anubias barteri var. nana on a bogwood (top view)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Anubiadeae
Genus: Anubias
Type species
A. afzelii
  • Anubias afzelii
  • Anubias barteri
    • Anubias barteri var. angustifolia
    • Anubias barteri var. barteri
    • Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia
    • Anubias barteri var. glabra
    • Anubias barteri var. nana
  • Anubias gigantea
  • Anubias gilletii
  • Anubias gracilis
  • Anubias hastifolia
  • Anubias heterophylla
  • Anubias pynaertii

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Anubias is a genus of tropical plants in the family Araceae. Members of this genus are popular as aquarium plants. Because of the often shady places where the plants grow, the genus was named after the Egyptian god Anubis, the god of the afterlife. The genus was first described in 1857 by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott, with A. afzelii as its type species. Besides A. afzelii, the genus has the following species: A. barteri, A. gigantea, A. gilletii, A. gracilis, A. hastifolia, A. heterophylla, and A. pynaertii.

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