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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Hydnophytum moseleyanum
 

  
Author:  Odoardo Beccari 1885
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  North-East Australia, Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Moss/Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  38 centimetres
Height:  100 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Ant Plant
Synonyms:  -

Large plant from The Succulent Plant Page.

The smooth caudex.

Fresh fruit; 5 millimetres long.

   This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Odoardo Beccari in 1885. It is found in north-eastern Australia and in Papua New Guinea, growing on the branches of trees as a epiphyte. The caudex can grow to 38 centimetres, the branches reach one meter with small white flowers and small orange berries.

H. moseleyanum have 3-4 pairs of veins in their slightly succulent, silverish and smooth caudex without ridges, ant entrances spread all over the lover half of the caudex, flowers 4-5 millimetres.
Often confused with H. formicarum, which have 6-12 pairs of veins in their leathery leaves, brownish and rough caudex with ridges, ant entrances only along the soil line, flowers 3-4 millimetres.

Sub-family: Rubioideae. Tibe: Psychotrieae. Sub-tribe: Hydnophytinae.

In my experience, the seeds should be sown within a week after opening the fresh fruit.

It needs rather high humidity.

Ripe seeds with exposed seeds.