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