Phyllostegia hillebrandii Mann ex Hbd.
US, Hawaii. East Maui
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 Kew1
Specimen Type (Y/N)
Kew Herbcat Barcode Number
01st December 1972
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.
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