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Labiatae: Phyllostegia hillebrandii

Dr Hillebrand, December 1972


Phyllostegia hillebrandii Mann ex Hbd.

Original Distribution

US, Hawaii. East Maui

Extinction Data

Hawaii Bishop Museum = Extinct, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996


Spreading stem 9-15 dm long, angular, glabrous to sparsely hirsute. Leaves undivided; Petiole glabrate, 1-3 cm long; blade lanceolate, base cunate, apex long acuminate, margins serrate. Inflorescence 1.5-3 dm long, 6-10 flower in whorls, forming a loose raceme; bracts leaf-like, demising towards apex. Calyx 4-6 mm long, obconic to subglobose, glabrous, prominently veined. Corolla externally glabrate to sparsely pubescent, tube 6-8 mm long, the lower lip c. 6 mm, and much exceeding the upper.

Number of Specimens at Kew


Specimen Type (Y/N)


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Dr Hillebrand

Collector Number


Date Collected

01st December 1972

Other Information

The type was collected in july 1844 by William Hillebrand in the woods of Kula on the Island of Maui. Later collections by the same collector are from 1864 and 1870, Sherff, E.E.(1935) Revision of Haplostachys, Phyllostegia, and Stenogyne.

Information Sources

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