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Author:  C.R. Huxley & M.H.P. Jebb, 1991
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:   Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphyte
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  100 Centimetres
Flower:   White
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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 Anthorrhiza areolata page.

A key to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the Myrmecodia alata page.