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Author: E.D. Merrill & Lily May Perry, 1945
Origin:  Irian Jaya; Indonesia
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  16 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  ?
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Elmer Drew Merrill and Lily May Perry in 1945. It is found in Irian Jaya in Indonesia, growing as an epiphyte with quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 16 centimetres in diameter, 30 centimetres long, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in height with one unbranched stem.

The genera name means 'ant head'. The species name for Richard Archbold, an US-American 20th century patron of science and biologist.

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