This small tree in the Rubiaceae family was once widespread in the Seychelles but, due to clearing of its habitat, is now confined to tiny Aride Island. It is considered by some to be the most beautiful Seychelles tree. It has smooth, greenish bark and large, glossy green leaves. The large, white flowers are speckled with red and emit an intoxicating scent and are followed by plum-sized green berries with many seeds. The flowering season lasts for many months. Still rare in cultivation, it does best in a humid, tropical climate.