Stenogyne bifida Hillebr. , Fl. Hawaiian Isl. 358 1888.
Moloka`i, Maunahui and Kalae. 1870. Hillebrand s.n..
[B]. Lectotypified in Sherff. Bernice P. Bish. Mus. Bull. 136: 77. 1934.
Note: Additional syntypes: Moloka`i, 1870, Hillebrand s.n. (B [PD], GH, K); Hillebrand s.n. (LE, US!). Sherff cited the LE and US sheets as duplicates of the type, but says they are "without data." Sherff said that the type had two labels, the original label giving the locality as Maunahui and Kalae, and a later label giving "Mopalehu auf Molokai." The label on the BISH fragment says "Kalae auf Molokai," leading us to conclude that the fragment is from the lectotype. Check photo of MEL sheet at BISH.
*Verification: W.L. Wagner, R.K. Shannon, S.G. Weller, A.K. Sakai.