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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Myrmephytum arfakianum
 

Terrestrial plant, photo by Andreas Wistuba.

  
Author:  Camilla Rose Huxley & Matthew H. P. Jebb 1991
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Irian Jaya, Papau New Guinea
Soil:  Peat or No
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  60 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Ant plant
Synonyms:  Myrmendoma arfakiana, Beccari 1884

Epiphytic plans, photo by Andreas Wistuba.

   This epiphytic or terrestrial member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Camilla Rose Huxley & Matthew H. P. Jebb in 1991. It is found in the Irian Jaya; Papau New Guinea, growing in the trees as an epiphyte, or on the ground. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter wile the entire plant can reach 60 centimetres. The small flowers are white.

The species name is from the area it is found in: Arfak Mountains.

The small flowers, photo by Andreas Wistuba.