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 deparioides rhizomes are covered by 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.
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.
A very nice species! It has a dark brown caudex and brown stems that form a nice contrast to the light green leaves, blue flowers and red berries. Propagated through seeds. Only very few young plants available!An easy but slow grower under lowland conditions! I have plants that produce red fruit and other that produce orange fruit. I am not sure yet if all seedlings originating from red fruit again produce red fruit and sseedlings from orange fruit again produce orange fruit but I decided to offer them separately.
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.
A very nice species! It has a dark brown caudex and brown stems that form a nice contrast to the light green leaves, blue flowers and white berries. Propagated through seeds. Only very few young plants available!
An easy but slow grower under lowland conditions!
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.
Squamellaria imberbis is considered endemic to the island of Vanua Levu in the Fiji archipelago. The hollow caudex can reach 18 cm in diameter, while the long branches give the plant an overall size of 60 cm. S. imberbis is covered with a dense carpet of bristle-like structures, in which the caudex entrances are occasionally found.
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!
For the first time I have some nice seed grown plants available for sale.Tubers are ca. 3-5 cm in diameter. Very nice and healthy plants!Limited!Ant-plant specialist Matthew Jebb calls this "...the most elaborate tuber structure known, which must rank as one of the most elaborate and bizarre vegetative structures in the entire plant kingdom..." Unique!