Derrick Posted April 6, 2019 Report Share Posted April 6, 2019 The crux of this post is that the quoted types of online available specimens are NOT filed as H. terrestris. I can only find the one below which is endorsed H. montis-kani. I found it by using its collector's number, Kairo 459. H. terrestris Jebb & C. R. Huxley, sp. nov. The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 7: a revision of the genus Hydnophytum. Blumea 64, pp67/68, (2019.) A member of their Papua New Guinea group. Type Kairo 459, (holotype LAE; isotype A, Bulolo, CBG (Chicago Botanical Garden), K, L, UPNG). Papua New Guinea, Lufa, track to Mt Michael, 5 k. SW Lufa. Errata. Lae Herbarium has this filed as, Hydnophytum montis-kani A. Kairo 459, 12 Apr 1982, Locality: Papua New Guinea, Eastern Highlands: Track to Mt. Michael, 5km SW of Lufa. (06 21 S,145 17 E)” Habitat: Disturbed, Nothofagus (Antarctic or Southern Beech) dominated ridge forest. Habit/Notes: Small, erect branched treelet, height 15m??? Presumably its perch height. Leaves dull dark green above, dull green below, flowers white, fruit brownish.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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