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Author: Theodoric Valeton, 1927
Origin:   Western Papua New Guinea
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:   White / Blue-Black
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Theodoric Valeton in 1927. It is found in western Papua New Guinea, growing as an epiphyte with lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 60 centimetres in height - or low. It is strangely enough hanging in a root, up to 50 centimetres long. The flowers are white with blue-black flecks.

The genera name means 'ant head'. The species name means 'narrow leaved'.

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