Melicope volcanica (A. Gray) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone , Taxon 38: 122. 1989.
*Verification: R.K. Shannon.

Type Information
Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray , Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 50 1853.
Hawai`i, Mouna [Mauna] Kea, "in forests...near the Bullock Plains, &etc.". 1840. U. S. Expl. Exped. s.n..
Holotype [US].
Note: Also published as "sp. nov." in U. S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 346. 1854
*Verification: W.L. Wagner, D.M. Mix.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. grandifolia Hillebr., Fl. Hawaiian Isl. 67 1888.
Hawai`i, in woods near Hilo. Hillebrand s.n..
Isotype(s) [MEL [photo BISH]].

Note: Syntypes: 1862 (B, photo BISH!); April 1871 (possibly a Lydgate collection), BISH!; K (number 250), cited by Stone as holotype. There are 2 sheets at MEL, photos at BISH.
*Verification: R.K. Shannon, W.L. Wagner.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. kohalae B.C. Stone, Occas. Pap. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 23(10): 160 1966.
Hawai`i, Kohala, Awini, common near summit. June 1910. Rock 8392.
Holotype [BISH]. Isotype(s) [A].

Note: Synonym: P. volcanica f. monantha Skottsb., in Herb. Gothob. (ined.). Not found in type collection (no folder) or in general collection 8/97 (RKS)
*Verification: None.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. kohalaensis O. Deg. & I. Deg., Phytologia 19: 317 1970.


Note: Orth. var.
*Verification: None.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. lianoides Rock, Indig. trees Haw. Isl. 223 1913.
Lana`i, Mahana Valley, [dry open wooded forehills]. 24 July 1910. Rock 8057.
Holotype [BISH]. Isotype(s) [A [photo BISH!], BISH! [2], GH [photo BISH!], US!].

Note: A sheet gives date as 24 June 1910. RKS examined the specimens at BISH
*Verification: R.K. Shannon.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. montana Rock, Indig. trees Haw. Isl. 223 1913.
Hawai`i, Puuki crater of Hualalai. 5000 to 6000 ft. 18 June 1909. Rock 3849.
Holotype [BISH]. Isotype(s) [A [photo BISH!], BISH! [3], GH [photo BISH!]].

Note: RKS examined the specimens at BISH
*Verification: R.K. Shannon.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. ovalifolia Hillebr., Fl. Hawaiian Isl. 67 1888.
Maui, East Maui, Haleakala south slope. 1858. Hillebrand s.n..
Lectotype [B]. Isotype(s) [B [PD, photo BISH!, fragment BISH!]]. Lectotypified in Stone. Phan. Monogr. 3: 89. 1969.

Note: Syntypes: 239 (K, US!)
*Verification: R.K. Shannon, W.L. Wagner.
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Basionym: Pelea volcanica A. Gray var. terminalis Rock, Indig. trees Haw. Isl. 223 1913.
Maui, East Maui, Haleakala, Auahi [Auwahi]. 2600 ft. November 1910. Rock 8655.
Holotype [BISH]. Isotype(s) [BISH! [2], GH [photo BISH!], US!].

Note: RKS examined the specimens at BISH
*Verification: R.K. Shannon.
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