Pelea stonei O. Deg. & I. Deg. , Phytologia 19: 315. 1970.
Flora of the Hawaiian Islands --Basionym Type Information Pelea kauaensis H. St. John , Lloydia 7: 269 1944.
O`ahu: Wai`anae Mts., Pu`ukaua. 2000 ft. 6 November 1932. A. Suehiro s.n..
Note: Renamed P. stonei Deg. & Deg., Phytologia 19: 315. 1970. This name is superfluous. According to the Degeners, P. kauaensis is an orthographic variant of P. kauaiensis; however, as the two names are based on two different places, Kaua`i and Kaua, they are not variants of a single name. Perhaps this comment best under P. stonei--wlw
*Verification: R.K. Shannon.
Note: Nom. illeg. Superfluous substitution for P. kauaensis St. John.