|Author: || C.R. Huxley &
Papua New Guinea|
Blue - Pale Turquoise|
Myrmecodia decasperma, Valeton.|
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H.P.
Jebb in 1991. It is found in Papua New Guinea, growing in a well drained soil with
lots of water and some sun sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are blue or pale turquoise.
The genera name from Green anthos;
'flower' and rhiza; 'root' for the root-derived spines around the
flowers. The species name caerulea referring
to the blue flowers which are unique in the genus.
Huxley & Jebb's key
to the Anthorrhiza genera can be found on the
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the