|Author: || C.R. Huxley &
Guinea; Louisiade Archipelago.
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by
Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H.P. Jebb in 1991. It is found
on Louisiade Archipelago in Papua New Guinea, growing in the middle and top
of the rainforest, on branches of trees. It will receive quite some water and
some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 35
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 70 centimetres in
height. The few stems are rarely branched. The
flowers are white.
genera name from Green anthos; 'flower' and rhiza;
'root' for the root-derived spines around the flowers. The specific
name recurvispina draws attention to the curved spines.
Huxley & Jebb's key to
the Anthorrhiza genera can be found on the
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the