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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Myrmecodia brassii
 

Photo by Andreas Wistuba.

 

  

Author:  Elmer Drew Merrill & Lily May Perry 1945
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Irian Jaya; Indonesia
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  200 Centimetres
Flower:  ?
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Andreas Wistuba.

   This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Elmer Drew Merrill and Lily May Perry  in 1945. It is found in the highlands of Irian Jaya in Indonesia, growing as an epiphyte with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 200 centimetres in height.

Named in honour of the collector; Leonard John Brass.

Photos by Andreas Wistuba.