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Myrmephytum sp. Malaybalay bukindon, Mindanao Philippines.

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The spesies whichi has not been seen in the ant plant collected from Mindanao was found.

It compares with M.selebicum.


The left is a new species and tha right is a Myrmephytum selebicum.

New species is no spine and a leaf is defferent.

A stalk is the appearance of Myrmephytum.








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Dear Satoshi,

the more I look at the picture, the more I doubt that it's Myrmephytum:

IMHO the single stem looks a lot like Myrmephytum, BUT if it was Myrmephytum, one would expect to see the fleshy bracts of inflorescences that are absent on the whole stem. A stem of that length certainly would be capable of flowering. So, I'd rather suggest it's Hydnophytum. A VERY interesting species!

All the best


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