Odoardo Beccari, 1884
Western New Guinea; Indonesia
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by Odoardo Beccari in 1884. It is found in western
New Guinea in Indonesia, growing as an
lots of water and some sun. The caudex might grow to
twelve centimetres in diameter, the entire plant might grow
to 35 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
genera name after Greek hydnon meaning 'tuber' and phyton
meaning 'plant', after the swollen branches. The species is named for
the tiny leaves.