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Old 06-19-2013, 03:58 AM   #1
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My Anubias 'Micro' collection


Here is my Anubias barteri Var. 'Micro' collection! have 15 individual plants, they have been in my possession for quite some time now and the leaf size is stable now matter what conditions they are grown in. I'm saving 4 of them for Phillip


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Old 06-19-2013, 04:08 AM   #2
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I'm really curious if this anubias nana micro is really a separate species as I have cut some of the rhizome off of my anubias nana petite and after a year they only have leaves the same size as the ones in your pictures. Is this just a anubias nana petite that is growing smaller leaves or is this in fact a separate species altogether?
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:17 AM   #3
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I'm really curious if this anubias nana micro is really a separate species as I have cut some of the rhizome off of my anubias nana petite and after a year they only have leaves the same size as the ones in your pictures. Is this just a anubias nana petite that is growing smaller leaves or is this in fact a separate species altogether?
I highly doubt that it is a different species. 'Nana', 'Petite', and 'Micro' are all Varieties or forms of Anubias barteri. If you cut a rhizome and have it start from nothing, it's going to have smaller leaves until it gets more energy, and would eventually have larger leaves. The ones I have are established and mature, so I am confident that these are a different variety than 'Nana' and 'Petite' but still a variety is Anubias barteri.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:43 AM   #4
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I highly doubt that it is a different species. 'Nana', 'Petite', and 'Micro' are all Varieties or forms of Anubias barteri. If you cut a rhizome and have it start from nothing, it's going to have smaller leaves until it gets more energy, and would eventually have larger leaves. The ones I have are established and mature, so I am confident that these are a different variety than 'Nana' and 'Petite' but still a variety is Anubias barteri.
I guess what I should have said is this really a different variety rather than different species. I cut part of the rhizome off of a petite and it has been a year now and the leaves are the same size as the ones in your pictures and the leaves haven't got any bigger but on the same plant that I cut the rhizome off of the leaves are the size of a normal petite.

But how can a piece of rhizome cut from a certain variety (such as petite) have leaves that are so much smaller than the original plant even after over a year?

Is it the growing conditions that dictate the size of the leaves?

I would think after a year of the same plant being in the same conditions that the leaves would be the same size and not such a drastic difference.

How old are the plants in your pictures?
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:50 AM   #5
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I guess what I should have said is this really a different variety rather than different species. I cut part of the rhizome off of a petite and it has been a year now and the leaves are the same size as the ones in your pictures and the leaves haven't got any bigger but on the same plant that I cut the rhizome off of the leaves are the size of a normal petite.

But how can a piece of rhizome cut from a certain variety (such as petite) have leaves that are so much smaller than the original plant even after over a year?

Is it the growing conditions that dictate the size of the leaves?

I would think after a year of the same plant being in the same conditions that the leaves would be the same size and not such a drastic difference.

How old are the plants in your pictures?
My question is how big of a piece of rhizome did you cut? Did it have any leaves or roots? If it was small and had little/no leaves/roots then I would expect, even after a year of growing the leaves to not be full size yet; as the piece of rhizome wouldn't have much energy at all and would have to slowly build up energy to produce larger leaves.

I have had mine for over a year and the person I got them from had them for a while before I got them. He grew them side-by-side with 'Petite' and the new leaves on 'Petite' were normal whereas these stayed micro. I've grown these in a variety of different amounts of light/co2/nutrients, and the size has always been consistent. So I don't think it's the conditions that dictate the size, in my experience at least.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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I cut 6 pieces off of an anubias "petite" rhizome, and oddly one of them (one of the larger pieces) decided that it wanted to have leaves half the size of all the other ones. All of them have the same growing conditions, it's just this one wanted to be the oddball, haha
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Hmm, that's interesting.
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Where can I get some micro Anubias?
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Where can I get some micro Anubias?
I don't know of anyone currently selling it
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What is the size difference between micro, mini, petite?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:51 AM   #11
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What is the size difference between micro, mini, petite?
Never heard of mini..I think Petite has leaves around the size of a quarter.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:31 AM   #12
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That is really cool!
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This looks very similar to the A. barteri var nana true petite that I just got from Gordon, which was imported from Singapore. It is my understanding that the nana petite that comes from Oriental Aquarium(Singapore) stays this size as well.
My regular nana petite has leaves a little smaller then a dime.
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That's a beautiful collection!
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Very nice! I wasn't aware of the micro variety. Is it considered a true variety or a "mutated" petite?
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