This species has not been
collected or seen since 1939 to my knowlege.
However this species is listed in the Flora of the Lesser Antilles
(FLA) as being present in St. Lucia.
There are several possible explanations for this:
1. The species has become extinct - this is probably true of relatively
2. The species is still here but has not been found recently - this is
3. The species was never here and a collection has been wrongly
labelled. - many Victorian collectors visited several islands on one
trip so confusion is possible.
4. The historical collection was misidentified and has now been lost.
The symbol (!) indicates that a herbarium specimen was seen by Howard's
team during the preparation of FLA so increases the likelihood of the
species being extinct in St. Lucia or here but hiding!