Subspecies M. a. incompta,drawn by Rosemary Wise.
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Odoardo
Beccari in 1884. It is found
in Papau New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 23
centimetres in diameter, 50 centimetres long, the entire plant to 70 centimetres in
height with one to three branched stems. The
flowers are white, and might have blue or black flakes. The fruits
are orange yellow.
Huxley and Jebb described two subspecies in 1993; incompta