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Author:  C.R. Huxley & M.H.P. Jebb, 1991
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Papua New Guinea
Soil:  No; Epiphytic - Moss
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -
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 epiphytic in rainforests with lots of water and little to some sun. The flat caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter but only five centimetres high, the several, branched stems grow to 35 centimetres. The flowers are white, the fruits orange.

The genera name from Green anthos; 'flower' and rhiza; 'root' for the root-derived spines around the flowers. The specific name honours Peter Stevens, who gathered the only known collections.

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.