This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by
Elmer Drew Merrill and Lily May Perry in 1945. It is found
in the highlands of Irian Jaya in Indonesia, growing as an epiphyte with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 200 centimetres in
in honour of the collector; Leonard John Brass.