|Author: || C.R. Huxley &
Papua New Guinea|
This member of the Rubiaceae family
was given this name by Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H.P. Jebb in 1991. It is found in
Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
The genera name from Green anthos;
'flower' and rhiza; 'root' for the root-derived spines around the
flowers. The specific name referring to the smooth,
defenceless surface of the tuber.
Huxley & Jebb's key
to the Anthorrhiza genera can be found on the
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the