Welcome to my web site!


I started growing and studying ant-plants seriously in the year 2001.  My intention is to use this site to share what I have learned and grown while at the same time learning more.


Specifically these are some of the things I will be doing here:

  • Post information on the culture and identification of these interesting plants.
  • Share my translations of the ant-plant writings of the great Italian 

     naturalist Odaordo Beccari who wrote extensively on Rubiaceous

     ant-plants and named many of them.  (this project is moving slowly, but his

     drawing are on this site now)

  • Sell and trade plants and seeds during the warmer months of the year. ( I live in Michigan, USA)  Sorry, I cannot ship internationaly
  • Publish some articles that I and others have written about the naming and culture of ant-plants

I hope you will find things on this site of interest and value to you.


The scientific translations that will gradually appear here are due to the magnificent translation work of Mrs. Sara Magalotti   Saralei70@aol.com

    Sara has science background and does excellent quality translations to English

    from French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin and Spanish (including Catalan).



Unless noted otherwise, all photos on this site are the copyrighted property of Frank Omilian and may only be used with his written permission.



If you find errors or broken links here please let me know at:  frankinmi@aol.com



An ant-plant internet group has been formed and it has attracted a number of people who are passionate about ant-plants.  Excellent information and high quality photographs abound on the site.   Visit “The Ant-Plant Forum” at   www.myrmecodia.org  




Keywords: Hydnophytum, Myrmecodia, Anthorrhiza, Myrmephytum, Squamellaria, Lecanopteris, Solanopteris, Beccari, antplant, antplants, ant-plant, ant-ferns, antfern, antferns, Rubiaceae, Rubiaceous, Seeds for Sale, Plants for sale, Dischidia, Myrmecodia platytyrea, Myrmecodia tuberosa, armata, dahlii, clypeoli,epiphyte, formicarum, moseleyanum, identification

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