“I will not enumerate all the sources, where I have seen this name of anubias. There are not so many, but not so less. This anubias was very popular in the West 10 years ago. Unfortunately there is no any photo of this plant. There is information in the book “Aquarienpflanzen” by Christel Kasselmann that a crossbreeding between A. barteri var. nana and A. gilletii was made by R.A. Gasser, who was the owner of the water plant’s greenhouse.
In that direction my searches came to a deadlock. So I began to look for the information about Peter Schneider, he was the one who supplied Europe with this plant. I got to know that Peter Schneider with his wife have been breeding and distributing aquarium plants for many years (more than 40 years). Peter was very sociable man and he said that Gasser had given him Anubias “nangi” and he bred it for many years in his greenhouse.
“Anubias nangi in a submerged condition has never grown up more than 15 cm and in an emergent condition it can reach maximum 10 cm in height. Anubias nangi has more delicate leaf (as in submerged, so in emergent conditions), than the other Anubias’ species. Anubias nangi grows up very quickly, than the other representatives of this genus. That’s why this Anubias is very valuable for design as a foreground aquarium plant”.
More than that Peter Schneider sent me a photo of this plant and explanatory sketch to it and allowed us to use these materials on our forum. I express my thanks to him."
The authors of this note: Dmitry Loginov, moderator of the Russian Anubias-Forum, Sergey Gerasimov
The authors used infos from the next Web page.
Photo: Peter Schneider.
© Dmitry Loginov
© Alexander Grigorov