Pelea sherffii O. Deg. & I. Deg. , Phytologia 19: 315. 1970. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands --Basionym
Type Information
Pelea kaalaensis H. St. John , Lloydia 7: 268 1944.
O`ahu: [Wai`anae Mts.], Ka`ala range, Makaha Valley. 12-19 February 1909. C.N. Forbes s.n..
Holotype [BISH]. Isotype(s) [BISH! [2], US!].

Note: RKS examined the specimens at BISH

=Melicope kaalaensis
*Verification: R.K. Shannon.

Note: Nom. illeg. Superfluous substitution. Superfluous name coined by Degener & I. Degener in the belief that P. kaalaensis is "untenable" because it is nearlly a homonym of P. kaalae Wawra, a different species."

*Verification: W.L. Wagner.