|Author: ||Theodoric Valeton, 1927|
Eastern Papua New Guinea|
Myrmecodia schlechteri subsp.
eraveensis, Huxley & Jebb.|
Myrmecodia schlechteri subsp. kopiagoensis, Huxley & Jebb.
Myrmecodia schlechteri var. longispina, Huxley & Jebb.
Myrmecodia schlechteri subsp. pendula, Huxley & Jebb.
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by Theodoric Valeton in 1927. It is found in eastern Papua
New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and some sun.
The caudex can grow from seven to
eleven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 70 centimetres in height - or low. The flowers are white.
The genera name means 'ant head'. The
species name after Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter, 20th century
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the