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Myrmecodia beccarii Hook.f.
An Ant Plant common around Cairns. It is epiphytic on Melaleuca sp.One of the plants collected by Banks and Solander in 1770.

  Myrmecodia beccarii Myrmecodia beccarii
 
Description:Plant Description:Flower
Location:Endeavour River,Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Endeavour River,Cooktown, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:Withheld GPS coordinates:Withheld
Date of photo:23 September 2012 Date of photo:23 September 2012
Field No.:1628B Field No.:1628B
  Myrmecodia beccarii Myrmecodia beccarii
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Plant
  Location:Endeavour River,Cooktown, North Queensland Location:Endeavour River,Cooktown, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:Withheld GPS coordinates:Withheld
  Date of photo:23 September 2012 Date of photo:23 September 2012
  Field No.:1628B Field No.:1628B
     
  Myrmecodia beccarii Myrmecodia beccarii
 
  Description:Plant Description:Fruit
  Location:Cairns, North Queensland Location:Endeavour River, Cooktown, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:Withheld GPS coordinates:Withheld
  Date of photo:27 July 2008 Date of photo:23 September 2012
  Field No.:U469 Field No.:1628B
     
     


References (accessed 1 January 2017):

http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2004/myrmecodia-beccarii.html

http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/species/pubs/11852-conservation-advice.pdf

Huxley, C.R. & Jebb, M.H.P., (1993) The tuberous epiphytes of the Rubiaceae 5: A revision of Myrmecodia. Blumea. 37(2):271-324

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/departments-and-staff/library-and-archives/collections/cook-voyages-collection/endeavour-botanical-illustrations/detail.dsml?IMAGNO=001165




 

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Myrmecodia beccarii