The Tapeworm plant is in full bloom…..Tapeworm plant, what?

Homalocladium platycladium, or Tapeworm plant is found in the Polygonaceae or knotweed family.  This plant has very strange flat, segmented stems.  It is a native of the Solomon Islands and grows to 1.5 to 3.5 meters in height.  If you’d like to see this plant, look for it in the north greenhouse on the east bench.

flat green leaves and a small white flower

Tapeworm plant-Polygonaceae family