Anubias barteri Schott, Prodr. Syst. Aroid. 159 (1860)

Kuetegue, Felix, Sonke, Bonaventure & Ameka, Gabriel K., 2019, A checklist of rheophytes of Cameroon, PhytoKeys 121, pp. 81-131: 81

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Anubias barteri Schott, Prodr. Syst. Aroid. 159 (1860)


Anubias barteri Schott, Prodr. Syst. Aroid. 159 (1860)  


Equatorial Guinea, Fernando Po (Bioko), Barter 2045 (K).


Hardy herb with thick creeping rhizome, prostrate; strongly rooted; green, lush, narrow shaped leaves 7-30 × 3-15 cm.

Specimens examined.

Fenda, 60 km southeast of Kribi, 22 Jan 1962, R. Letouzey 4120 (YA); Nyon River, 49 km southwest of Eseka, 12 Mar 1965, A. J. M. Leeuwenberg 5136 (YA); road from Ebone to Yabassi at mile 10, 27 Dec 1967, P. Bamps 1636 (YA), Nguti-Kombon, bank of Kombon River, 5°13'N, 9°33'E, 13 Dec 2010, F. Kuetegue 239 (YA).


Rocky beds of swift-flowing streams and rivers, or wet shrubby and bushy bank of rivers and streams; in rainforest.


Cameroon (Fig. 8 View Figures 2–10 ), Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria.

Conservation status in Cameroon.

Anubias barteri   is listed on as Least Concern (LC) in central Africa in 2007 by Ghogue (2010a). The species was not assessed by Onana and Cheek (2011). The taxon is currently known from 16 localities. The extent of occurrence of A. barteri   is about 7,600 km2 and has an area of occupancy of about 64 km2. The habitat is mainly threatened by urban development, road constructions and hydroelectric dams already built or at project stage. Despite the threats, and the fact that the habitats are under pressure, the species does not appear to qualify as threatened under the IUCN red list criterion ( IUCN 2017). Though human pressure is expected to increase the loss of habitat and reduce area of occupancy and extent of occurrence (EOO), it is not expected that this will be significant. It is possible that the EOO was underestimated because only specimens with geographical coordinates were used to estimate the EOO. Based on these observations, A. barteri   is assessed here as Near Threatened. IUCN Red List Category: Near Threatened (NT).