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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Myrmecodia jobiensis
 

Photo by Andreas Wistuba.

  
Author:  Odoardo Beccari 1884
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Sorong , Western Papua New Guinea
Soil:  None; Epiphytic, but does work in organic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12  Centimetres - or more
Height:  50 Centimetres - or more
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Andreas Wistuba.

   This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Odoardo Beccari in 1884. It is found in western Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte, but it thrive in a well drained organic soil with quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to tvelwe centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres or more in height. The flowers are white.