Phyllostegia knudsenii Hillebr.

Knudsen’s Phyllostegia (Phyllostegia knudsenii)

Knudsen’s Phyllostegia, also known as Waimea Phyllostegia, was described in 1888, the species was known only from the type that had been collected in Waimea at the southwestern coast of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands. [1]

The species was rediscovered in 1995 in the Koai’e Canyon, yet this population appears to have subsequently disappeared as well. 



[1] Warren L. Wagner: Nomenclator and review of Phyllostegia (Lamiaceae). Novon 9(2): 265-279. 1999


edited: 24.09.2019