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Drawing by Rosemary Wise.

Author: 

Odoardo Beccari, 1884

Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin: 

Western New Guinea; Indonesia

Soil: 

Epiphytic

Water: 

Maximum

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

20 Centimetres

Height: 

60 Centimetres

Flower: 

White

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

-

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 epiphyte with 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.

The 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.