C.R. Huxley & M.H.P. Jebb,
Nong River; North-Western
Papua New Guinea + Southern Highlands, (Eastern New Guinea; Indonesia?)
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 the Nong River area in north-western Papua New Guinea and
the southern highlands, growing as an
epiphyte in deep mosses with
lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 40 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
genera name after Greek hydnon meaning 'tuber' and phyton
meaning 'plant', after the swollen branches. The species name means
'carrot-shaped' or 'tapering at both ends'.