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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Squamellaria imberbis
 


Photo by Andreas Wistuba

  
Author:  Odoardo Beccari 1886
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Vanua Levu, Fiji Islands
Soil:  No, Epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  18 centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Ant plant
Synonyms:  Myrmecodia imberbis, A. Gray 1858.  Hydnophytum imberbe, Bentham & Hooker 1890


Photo by
Andreas Wistuba

   This epiphytic member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Odoardo Baccari in 1886. It is only found on the Fiji Island of Vanua Levu. The hollow caudex can grow up to 18 centimetres in diameter and the entire plant 60 centimetres high.

See the key to the species of Squamellaria on the Squamellaria guppyana page.


Photo by
Andreas Wistuba