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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Hydnophytum simplex
 

Photo by Weijen Ang.

  
Author:  Odoardo Beccari 1885
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Aru Island, New Guinea
Soil:  No, epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  35 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Ant Plant
Synonyms:  -

   This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Odoardo Beccari in 1885. It is found on Aru Island off New Guinea in the Arafura Sea, growing on the branches of the rainforest trees with quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the single branch up to 35 centimetres long. The flowers are white.

In my experience, the seeds should be sown within a week after opening the fresh fruit.