C.R. Huxley &
Eastern Papua New Guinea
Minimum - Medium
White - Yellow-Green
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by
Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H. P. Jebb in 2019. It is found in
eastern Papua New Guinea, growing as an
lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, eight thick, the entire plant
to 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to yellow-green while the
fruits are red.
genera name after Greek hydnon meaning 'tuber' and phyton
meaning 'plant', after the swollen branches. The species is named for
the prominent and persistent calyx remains with their four sharp teeth.