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Author: C.R. Huxley & M. H.P. Jebb, 1993
Origin:   Southern Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphyte - Moss
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:   White
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Camilla Rose Huxley and Matthew H.P. Jebb in 1993. It is found in Southern Highlands, Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with lots water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name means 'ant head'. The species name for the occurrence around Lake Kutubu in Papau New Guinea.

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