Another regional form of extremely widespread M. tuberosa, an ant-house member of the sub-family Hydnophytinae, Family Rubiaceae.
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fascinating plants. what is the status of the different varieties?
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Myrmecodia tuberosa is a very widespread ochlospecies in south east Asia, austral Asia and the south west Pacific. Hence, it had many distinct forms that in the past had been described as different species. Therefore, Drs Camilla Huxley & Matthew Jebb (1993) the world authorities added taxonomically informal trinomials in their revision that sank many of the old names. However, unlike the original authors, I use quotation marks to show that these are not cultivars.
Ah, that was what I was wondering because the names rather look like cultivars. Thanks for the additional information.
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Common in plantations of Cocoa, Balsa, even Coconut as well as in natural forest. Low to very high perched.