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Drawing by Eleanor Catherine.

Author: C.R. Huxley & M. H.P. Jebb, 1993
Origin:   Eastern Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  35 Centimetres
Flower:   White / Blue
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H.P. Jebb in 1993. It is found in eastern Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 35 centimetres in height. The flowers are white and blue.

The genera name means 'ant head'. The species name from Latin ptero; 'wing' and -spida; 'spined'.

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