Anthorrhiza bracteosa is found on Normanby island in the east of Papua new guinea. Anthorrhiza bracteosa grows at less exposed spots than the other species of Anthorrhiza (A. bracteosa) that's also found on the island. Limited supply!
A very nice lowland species. The plants from Missima differ considerably from the Rossel ones. Since Rossel is the type locality, I have some doubts whether both populations really represent the same species. Maybe, the Missima plants represent an undescribed species!
Antfern. Lecanopteris carnosa rhizomes are not covered by scales or wax. Very interesting and rare in collections. With their strangely shaped hollow rhizomes they look very bizzare! Lecanopteris species are spread over Indonesia and Malaysia. They form hollow rhizomes that are inhabited by ants in the wild. In cultivation they easily grow without ants, however.
Antfern. Only the youngest portion is green, the older areas, though still alive turn brownish. Very interesting and rare in collections. With their strangely shaped hollow rhizomes they look very bizzare! Lecanopteris species are spread over Indonesia and Malaysia. They form hollow rhizomes that are inhabited by ants in the wild. In cultivation they easily grow without ants,
Very interesting species. The caudex bears numerous undivided thorns. The pink coloured berries are striking. Unfortunately, the geographical origin of the species is unclear, because I got my mother plants without accurate information from a botanical collection.
Extremely rare in culture. Offered for the first time in the trade. New introduction! An extremely interesting species. Lowland epiphyte. The leaves can reach a length of up to 50 cm. Some herbarium records bear the name Myrmedoma (=Myrmephytum) longissima, but it seems never to have been validly described and published.
The species Squamellaria huxleyana was described by Chormicki in 2016. It has so far only been documented in Vanua Levu in Fiji. Similar to S. major, long branches arise from the caudex at many points and bear leaves at the distal end. The caudex itself reaches sizes of 25-30 cm in diameter. The characteristic nubby entrances for ants are also distributed over the whole caudex surface. The plant with caudex and branches can reach a total size of up to 60 cm.
This species is absolutely stunning. It forms huge plants that grow on isolated trees on top of Mt. Kaindi in Papua New Guinea. At first sight, plants appear to be very similar to Anthorrhiza caerulea but plants are much bigger, leaves are smaller and not undulated. In addition, plants of a. chrysacantha form several shoots per plant.In my opinion this species playes in one league with Myrmecodia lamii, Hydnphytum kajewskii and and Squamellaria major concerning the bizarre appearance!Only few plants are available. First come, first serve!