This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by
Odoardo Beccari in 1886. It is found
on the island of
Taveuni in Fiji and Bougainville Island of Solomon Islands, growing as an epiphyte with
quite some water and some sun sun. The caudex can grow to 25
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 60 centimetres in
flowers are white.
Island of Fiji, Bougainville Island of Solomon Islands
tenuiflora, Chomicki. 2016.
Hydnophytum wilsonii Horne ex Baker, 1883.
Hydnophytum longiflorum, Asa Gray, 1860.
Hydnophytum horneanum, Becc. 1884. Hydnophytum tenuiflorum,
Becc. 1884. Hydnophytum wilkinsonii, Horne. 1883.
genera name refers to the presence of fringed scales, or
squamellae, which are produced within the petals in some
species. The species name after Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson, early 20th
century plant collector.
See the key to the
species of Squamellaria on the
to the genera of the HYDNOPHYTTNAE is found on the