Derrick Posted May 22, 2014 Report Share Posted May 22, 2014 Anthorrhiza camilla Matthew Jebb published in Blumea 37 (2) 1993. Tuber globose, small, to 15 x 10 cm, surface irregular, green, spined, and with a single, large 1- 4 cm entrance hole at its base and numerous smaller (1.5- 2mm.) round and lipped entrance holes on its surface and apex including near the stem. Spines reach 1.6 cm long, are irregularly stellate with 1- 5 branches. Internal tunnel/chamber complexes have both warted and smooth-walled examples. Stems one or two, upcurved, to 25 cm long, 2.5 cm thick and are more densely covered with spines that are even more branched than tuber spines; they are up to 2.5 cm long and have 8- 20 side branches Infauna: According to Huxley & Jebb 1991, invariably inhabited by Anonychomyrma scrutator (my correction) ants (? but see A. caerulea.) Habitats/Record: A low-level epiphyte in mossy forests occurring at altitudes of 1600-2000 m. (5249-6562 ft.) It was discovered by Dr Camilla Huxley in Morobe Province, 8 k south of Garassa airstrip on the PNG mainland. Anthorrhiza camilla.jpg] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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