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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Squamellaria tenuiflora
 


The Hairy form from Central Highlands, Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Photo by Derrick Rowe

  
Author:  Guillaume Chomicki 2016
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Fiji
Soil:  Epiphytic
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres?
Height:  50 Centimetres?
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Ant Plant
Synonyms:  Hydnophytum tenuiflorum, Odoardo Beccari 1884

The Hairy form from particularly so. Central Highlands, Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Photo by Derrick Rowe


The Hairy form from Central Highlands, Viti Levu Island, Fiji with Astelia montana to its left. Photo by Derrick Rowe

 

 

   This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Guillaume Chomicki in 2016. It is found in Fiji, growing epyphytic with some water and some to lots sun. The caudex might grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant might grow to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

See the key to the species of Squamellaria on the Squamellaria guppyana page.

  
The hairless form from Colo i Suva Forest Park near Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji. Photo by Derrick Rowe