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Labiatae: Phyllostegia waimeae

C.N. Forbes, 862K


Phyllostegia waimeae Wawra

Original Distribution

US, Hawaii, Kaua’i

Extinction Data

Hawaii Bishop Museum = Extinct, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996


Plant 1.2-1.5 m high, stem rounded on the angles, pubescent. Leaves undivided; Petiole 1.5-4 cm long, hispid; blade 4-7 x 3-4 cm, ovate-cordate, apex acute to acuminate, glandular, hispid. Inflorescence 6 flowers in a whorl, flower sweet scented; pedicle 10-20 cm long, bracts deltoid. Calyx 4-7.5 mm long, acute teeth. Corolla 8-10 mm long, lip 6-8 mm long, hispid, pink to white.

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C.N. Forbes

Collector Number

862 K

Date Collected

3rd July 1917

Other Information

Known from a series of collections from at least 1871 to 1922

Information Sources

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