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Anubias barteri var. nana on a bogwood (top view)
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Anubiadeae
Genus: Anubias
Type species
A. afzelii

Amauriella Rendle

Anubias is a genus of tropical plants in the family Araceae.[1] 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.[1] The genus was first described in 1857 by Heinrich Wilhelm Schott, with A. afzelii as its type species.[2] Besides A. afzelii, the genus has the following species: A. barteri, A. gigantea, A. gilletii, A. gracilis, A. hastifolia, A. heterophylla, and A. pynaertii.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Crusio, W. (1979). "A revision of Anubias Schott (Araceae). (Primitiae Africanae XII)". Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. 79 (14): 1–48. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  2. Schott, H. (December 1857). "Aroideen Skizzen". Österreichisches Botanisches Wochenblatt (in German and Latin). 7 (50): 398–399. doi:10.1007/BF02071618. S2CID 263983601.
  3. Crusio WE (1987). "Die Gattung Anubias SCHOTT (Araceae)". Aqua Planta (in German). Sonderheft (1): 1–44.