This epiphytic or terrestrial
family was given this name by Adolph Daniel Edward Elmer in 1911. It is found
in Sibuyan Island, the Philippines, growing in the trees as an
epiphyte. The "hairy" caudex can grow to ten centimetres in
diameter, the branches up to 35 centimetres. The flowers are from
white to pale blue.
Named in honour of Odoardo Beccari (1843-1920), an Italian botanist,
specialised in palms, but also the author of i.e.