Hirtella physophora

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Hirtella physophora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Genus: Hirtella
Species: H. physophora
Binomial name
Hirtella physophora

Hirtella physophora is a species of plant in the Chrysobalanaceae family. It forms an association with the ant species, Allomerus decemarticulatus. The ants live in honeycombed cylinders they attach to the plant's stems.[1] The plant nearly always has these ants associated with it.[2]