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Family: RUBIACEAE 

 Squamellaria vanuatuensis
 
  
Author:  Matthew H.P. Jebb & Camilla Rose Huxley 2016
Family:  Rubiaceae
Habitat:  Vanuatu Archipelago
Soil:  No, epiphytic
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  80 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
  This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Matthew H.P. Jebb and Camilla Rose Huxley in 2016. It is found on five islands in the Vanuatu archipelago; Erromango island, Efate island, Maewo island, Pentecost island and Espiritu Santo Island, growing on the stems of the trees with plenty water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 80 centimetres in height. The flowers are white.

S. v. differs from the other species in the genus by the presence of dense triangular papery bracts around inflorescences with minute flowers.

The name refers to the archipelago on which it is found.