Large plant from
The Succulent Plant Page.
The smooth caudex.
Fresh fruit; 5 millimetres
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.
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
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
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.