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Labiatae: Haplostachys truncata
M.J Remy, 395


Haplostachys truncata

Original Distribution

US, Hawaii, Maui



Extinction Data

IUCN = N/a, Hawaii Government - Extinct, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996


Erect, apparently herbaceous; stem tomentulose. Leaves slender petiolate; Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm long; blade 3-4 x 0.65-0.8 cm, narrowly oblong-lanceolate) oblong, base truncate to sub-cordate, apex sub-acute, margins crenate, on lower side whitish and salient-veiny.  Inflorescence up to12 cm long, lax; bracts lanceolate, 3-5 mm long, reflexes. Calyx obconic, pubescent, minutely glandular, 6-7 mm, long, with short and very obtuse lobes. Corolla white, externally pubescent, its slender tube 1.4-1.8 cm long, subequel lips 3.5-5.5 mm long.

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M.J Remy

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Other Information

Only known from the type collection, which was collected by Jules Remy between 1851 and 1855. The Hawaii Extinct list was originally (1997) compiled with the assistance of the Center for Plant Conservation -- Hawaii and presents the most up-to-date information for each species listed.individuals have not been seen and habitat has been lost

Information Sources

Ayensu, E.S. and DeFilipps, R. A. (1978). Endangered and threatened plants of the united states. Smithsonian institution and World Wildlife fund. pp 213 Fosberg, F.R. and Herbst, D. (1975) Rare and Endangered Species of Hawaiian Vascular Plants. Allotonia 1: 41 Sherff, E.E.(1935) Revision of Haplostachys, Phyllostegia, and Stenogyne. Bernice P.Bishop Museum Bulletin 136. Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.  Wagner, W., Herbst, D. & Sohmer, S. (1990). Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu