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 the
islands in western New Guinea; Indonesia, growing as an
lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
20 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 name means
'twisted, entangled' for the growth-form.