E.D. Merrill & L.M. Perry,
Central New Guinea;
Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Hydnophytum vacciniifolium, P.Royen.
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 border highlands between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea on the
island of New Guinea. It is growing as an
lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 24 centimetres in diameter,
five high, the entire plant
to 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish-white.
genera name after Greek hydnon meaning 'tuber' and phyton
meaning 'plant', after the swollen branches. The species is named for
the greenish-white flowers, Latin alba; 'white' and viride;