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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Psychotrieae
Genus: Anthorrhiza
C.R.Huxley & Jebb

Anthorrhiza is a genus of myrmecophytic flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea, including the Louisiade Archipelago.[1] It is one of five ant-plant genera in the family Rubiaceae, the others being Hydnophytum, Myrmecodia, Myrmephytum, and Squamellaria.[2]



  1. ^ "Anthorrhiza in the World Checklist of Rubiaceae". Retrieved January 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Huxley CR, Jebb MHP (1991). "The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 2: The new genus Anthorrhiza". Blumea. 36: 21–41.