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Photo by Guillaume Chomicki.


Photo by Guillaume Chomicki.

Author: Guillaume Chomicki, 2016
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Vanua Levu in Fiji
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  25-30 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Ant Plant
Synonyms:   
This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Guillaume Chomicki in 2016. It is found on Vanua Levu in Fiji, growing epiphytic  with some water and some sun. The caudex might grow to 25-30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant might grow to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

The genera name refers to the presence of fringed scales, or squamellae, which are produced within the petals in some species. The species is named in honour of Camilla R. Huxley-Lambrick, née Huxley, for her key contributions to the biology and taxonomy of ant plants in the Rubiaceae.

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

A key to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the Myrmecodia alata page.