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Author: Matthew H.P. Jebb, 1993
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Papua New Guinea
Soil:  No; Epiphytic - Moss
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Matthew H.P. Jebb in 1993. It is found in Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphytic in moist forests, with quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to 15 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 40 centimetres in height, with one or rarely two branched stems The flowers are white to greenish white, the fruits yellow.

The genera name from Green anthos; 'flower' and rhiza; 'root' for the root-derived spines around the flowers. The specific name in honour of the finder; Dr Camilla Huxley.

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.