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Author:  C.R. Huxley & M.H.P. Jebb, 1990
Origin:  Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H. P. Jebb in 1990. It is found in Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter and 18 high, the few, rarely branched  stems to 15 centimetres in length. The flowers are white.

The genera name from Green anthos; 'flower' and rhiza; 'root' for the root-derived spines around the flowers. The specific name describes the spine-covered inflorescences, which look like small sea-urchins or pin-cushions.

Huxley & Jebb's key to the Anthorrhiza genera can be found on the Anthorrhiza areolata page.

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