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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Myrmephytum beccarii
 

Photo from: Pinoy Plants

  
Author:  Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer 1911
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Philippines
Soil:  Peat or No
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetrtes
Height:  35 centimetres
Flower:  White-Blue
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Ant plant
Synonyms:  Myrmendoma arfakiana, Beccari 1884

Photo from: Pinoy Plants

   This epiphytic or terrestrial member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer in 1911. It is found in Sibuyan Island, the Philippines, growing in the trees as an epiphyte. The "hairy" caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the branches up to 35 centimetres. The flowers are from white to pale blue.

Named in honour of Odoardo Beccari (1843-1920), an Italian botanist, specialised in palms, but also the author of i.e. Myrmecodia jobiensis, Hydnophytum moseleyanum, Hydnophytum simplex, Squamellaria imberbis and Myrmecodia platytyrea.