Lipochaeta tenuis O. Deg. & Sherff var. sellingii O. Deg. & Sherff, Fl. Hawaiiensis, fam. 244. Lipochaeta tenuis. 1940.
Type information:
Holotype [GB]. O. H. Selling 3336. 3 September 1938. O`ahu: NE slope of Pu`u Happapa, in sunny stream-bed near contour trail. Isotype(s) [BISH!].

Note: Cited as a Selling collection, but labels on BISH and GB sheets have all three collectors (Cranwell, Selling, and Skottsberg) listed. Gardner (1979) erroneously cited Degener et al. 12253 as the type of this name; although collected from the same plant on the same day, Degener's collection should not be considered the type. The GB material consisting of three branches was split with one of the branches being sent to S (Eliasson, pers. comm.)

=Melanthera tenuis
Note: Cited as a Selling collection, but labels on BISH and GB sheets have all three collectors (Cranwell, Selling, and Skottsberg) listed. Gardner (1979) erroneously cited Degener et al. 12253 as the type of this name; although collected from the same plant on the same day, Degener's collection should not be considered the type. The GB material consisting of three branches was split with one of the branches being sent to S (Eliasson, pers. comm.)

*Verification: R.K. Shannon, W.L. Wagner.