PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a terminal flowering species with recurved bracts, dark red, aging grey to black, apex obtuse or rounded-apiculate, margins toward apex not inflexed. Bract apex obtuse, not pungent. Anterior lobe 7-10 by 7-9 mm, capsule with 25-40 seeds per fruit; labellum 9-13 mm long, floral tube 11-13 mm long, endemic to the New Hebrides (Vanuatu).
Not on the Plant List as an accepted species name. Listed by Osia Gideon in his plant key. There is a similar name T. novobudiense from Alan Carle on the Lyon PDF file at the Heliconia Society International website under the name T. salomonensis.