Myrmecodia albertisii subsp. incompta, Huxley &
Myrmecodia albertisii subsp. valida, Huxley &
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Odoardo
Beccari in 1884. It is found
in Papau New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 23
centimetres in diameter, 50 centimetres long, the entire plant to 70 centimetres in
height with one to three branched stems. The
flowers are white, and might have blue or black flakes. The fruits
are orange yellow.
genera name means 'ant head'. The species name for L. M. d'Albertis,
1841-1901, an Italian botanist.
Huxley and Jebb described two subspecies in 1993; incompta
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the