Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg var. toppingii (Fosberg) H. St. John, Phytologia 59: 397. 1986.
Flora of the Hawaiian Islands --Basionym Type Information Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. f. var. toppingii Fosberg, Occas. Pap. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 15(10): 129 1939.
O`ahu: [Wai`anae Mountains], Nanakuli. June 1933. O. Degener 11134.
Note: Type published as being in Degener's herbarium. Both BISH sheets are ex herb. Degener, but one was annotated as an isotype by Fosberg, the other has "isotype" written in Degener's hand on the sheet. Check at US and NY for holotype. If not found elsewhere, the BISH sheet not annotated by Fosberg should perhaps be considered the holotype.