Odoardo Beccari, 1884
Wa-Samson River, Western New
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by Odoardo Beccari in 1884. It is found in the Wa-Samson
river area in western New Guinea; Indonesia, growing as an
lots of water and some sun. The caudex might grow to
three centimetres or more 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 mane from Latin
tetra; 'four' and ptero; 'bearing wings' for the wing-like
appendages on the stems.