Huxley & M. H.P. Jebb,
N+C Papua New Guinea|
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
eastern, northern and western highlands of Papua New Guinea, growing as an
epiphyte with lots of water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 14 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 35 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.
The genera name means 'ant head'. The
species name means 'prickly' or 'bristly'.
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the