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Photo by Derrick Rowe from DesVoeux Peak Track, Taveuni Island, North East Fiji.


Photo by Derrick Rowe from DesVoeux Peak Track, Taveuni Island, North East Fiji.


Photo by Guillaume Chomicki.

Author: Guillaume Chomicki, 2016
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Taveuni Island; Fiji
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres?
Height:  65 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 in the island of Taveuni in Fiji, growing as an epiphyte with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex might grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant row might grow to 65 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 the Irish botanist Matthew P. H. Jebb for his contributions to the taxonomy and biology of the Hydnophytinae.

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.