|Author: || C.R. Huxley &
Epiphytic - Moss
This epiphytic member of
the Rubiaceae family was described by Camilla Rose Huxley and
Matthew H. P. Jebb in 1991. It is found
in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. The hollow and smooth caudex gets
25 to 35 centimetres in diameter, the vines gets 60 centimetres long. The
flowers are white on this ant plant, while the fruits are red.
The genera name from Green anthos; 'flower' and rhiza;
'root' for the root-derived spines around the flowers. The specific
name from the Latin word bractea meaning 'scale' and the
suffix -osa meaning 'having many'.
Only occasionally inhabited by
ants, more usually by cockroaches, beetles and other invertebrates.
Huxley & Jebb's key
to the Anthorrhiza genera can be found on the
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the