C.R. Huxley & M.H.P. Jebb,
Mt Michael; Central Papua New
Epiphytic - Terrestrial.
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 Mount Michael outside Lufa in central Papua New Guinea, growing as an
epiphyte or terrestrial, buried in leaf litter, with
lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
genera name after Greek hydnon meaning 'tuber' and phyton
meaning 'plant', after the swollen branches. The species means 'growing
along', or 'lying on the ground' which it does.