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Hydnophytum puffii

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A wild plant by Ubaldus Majawal.


Photo of an impressive plant by Stone Jaguar, Myrmecodia.invisionzone.com.

Author:   Low,  Sugau & Wong, 2016
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Northern Borneo, Malaysia
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  3-7 Centimetres
Height:  24-55 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Former known as "Hydnophytum perangustum"
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Yee Wen Low, John B. Sugau and Khoon Meng Wong in 2016. It is found in Malaysia; Northern Borneo, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to three or even seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from 24 to 55 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name after Greek hydnon meaning 'tuber' and phyton meaning 'plant', after the swollen branches. The species is named in honour of Christian Puff, 1949-2013, a professor of botany in Vienna.

Hydnophyttnae KEY.


Photo of a large caudex by Stone Jaguar, Myrmecodia.invisionzone.com.