Hydnophytum grandiflorum, Becc.
Myrmecodia vitiensis, Seem.
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 might grow to 65 centimetres in
flowers are white.
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
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the