Hypoestes rodriguesiana Balf. f.

Rodrigues Hypoestes (Hypoestes rodriguesiana)  

The Rodrigues Hypoestes was described in 1877, it was endemic to the island of Rodrigues in the Mascarene Islands, where it apparently was restricted to Mont Malartic, the island’s highest mountain.

The species is now extinct.


Depiction from: ‘An account of the petrological, botanical, and zoological collections made in Kerguelen’s Land and Rodriguez during the Transit of Venus Expeditions carried out by order of her Majesty’s Government in the years 1874-75. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 168. 1879’

(public domain)


edited: 03.11.2020