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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Hydnophytum kajewskii (now Squamellaria kajewskii)
 


Photo by Derrick Rowe.

 

 

  

Author:  Elmer Drew Merrill & Lily May Perry 1945
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Northern Solomon Islands
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  ?
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  IS NOW Squamellaria kajewskii, Guillaume Chomicki 2016


Drawing by Rosemary Wise of Oxford University.

   This odd member of the Rubiaceae family was first given this name by Elmer Drew Merrill and Lily May Perry in 1945. DNA revealed it is a Squamellaria. It is found on the rainforest trees of northern Solomon Islands, growing with plenty water and some sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 centimetres in height.

 
Photos by Derrick Rowe.