Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Hydnophytum formicarum Jack

Verified by: Rubiaceae sect. 23 July 2013
Notes: Revision of Hydnophytum not yet published. Tuber globose, without spines and ribbed. Stems several and branches. Leaves succulent. Flowers in small clusters at the end of short shoots. Flowers white 4 merous. Style and stamens exserted. Fruit a red berry with a single pyrene.
Field notes: G299 (glasshouse).

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