C.R. Huxley & M.H.P. Jebb,
Central Papua New Guinea
Minimum - Medium
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by
Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H. P. Jebb in 2019. It is found
on the Tukulanga-Tombena ridge in central Papua New Guinea, growing as an
lots of water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 60 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 after
Tom Reeve, former agricultural officer at Laiagam in Enga Province of
Papua New Guinea and orchidologist.