Place of Publication
Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 14: 649 (1856)
Distribution and habitat
Since its first discovery in 1854 by Rudolph A Philippi, this species has not been relocated, despite exhaustive searches by numerous field botanists. It is thought to have occurred in Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) in the area occupied by the village of San Juan Bautista. The introduction of herbivores probably led to its extinction.
Philippi R.A. (1856b)
Philippi, R.A. 1856. Bemerkungen über die Flora der Insel Juan Fernandez. Botanische Zeitung (Berlin) 14:641-711
Baeza et al. (2002)
Baez, C.M. , Stuessy, T.F. and Marticorena, C. Brittonia 54(3).