Hydnophytum formicarum Jack, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 14: 124 1823. (Syn: Hydnophytum blumei Becc.; Hydnophytum borneense Becc.; Hydnophytum formicarum subsp. blumei Boerl. ………….; Hydnophytum montanum Blume; Hydnophytum montanum var. latifolia Miq.; Lasiostoma formicarum (Jack) Spreng.);
The Ant Plant_RKC_180511:
In India, it is distributed in Andaman. Recently, it was posted by … also but quality of the photographs were unfortunately not upto the mark.
Very nice pictures of the interesting plant.
The photographs and info. are great.
Looks same to me!
if it is critically endangered then we should make an effort rescue it through some technique like tissue culture or simply an ex situ conservation effort. those who have access to this plant at any point of time can get some of the tissue sample…
Rubiaceae week: Hydnophytum formicarum at Andaman:
Bot. name: Hydnophytum formicarum
Thanks … for showing this plant again. More details can be found in the thread
Date/Time: 22-12-2010 / 09:30AM
Location: Mangrove forest cover at Baratang
Great. I imagine, I have seen such bigger galls in mangrove only in Bhitarkanika. And I think, there are two different species of orchids too.
Is this not a Hydnophytum or Mymecodia? Antplants that grow epiphytically and can become quite large. It seems like the shoots growing out of the “ball” has the right shape on the leaves.
This is Hydnophytum formicarum of Rubiaceae. Popularly known as ‘Ant Plant’. (Myrmecodia tubers are spiky). Recently I came across this plant in Vietnam where it is listed under the threatened category. It is distributed from Andaman islands to S. Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Australia.
.. is 100% correct. This is Hydnophytum formicarum (Rubiaceae) the famous ant plant. This plant mostly occurs in Mangrove trees but i have noticed them also in high altitude areas like Mount Harriet, Mount ford and