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Myrmeconauclea strigosa, Ant Plant

Myrmeconauclea strigosa

Ant Plant
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Borneo
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

Myrmeconauclea strigosa is always found growing near the riverbank and is associated with ants. On this shrub the ants live in hollow internodal swellings near the end of the branches.

Stipules and young stems are densely hairy, the leaves simple and opposite. The whitish-yellow flowers are arranged in solitary heads terminal on unbranched flowering axes.



Myrmeconauclea strigosa, Ant Plant
Myrmeconauclea strigosa, Ant Plant
Myrmeconauclea strigosa, Ant Plant


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