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 Drawing by Eleanor Catherine.
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 Drawing by Eleanor Catherine.

Author: Theodoric Valeton, 1927
Origin:   Sepik River; Eastern Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  35 Centimetres
Flower:   White
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Theodoric Valeton in 1927. It is found along the Sepik River, eastern Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 35 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name means 'ant head'. The species name for the oblong-shaped leaves.

A key to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the Myrmecodia alata page.