This taxon appears in a list of Willughbeia species in . However, I have been unable to locate it in Blanco’s works and Merrill, Sp. Blancoana (1918) makes no mention of it. Pichon lists it as a species that has been published but that he has not seen. It could, therefore, be a typographical error for W. multilocularis Blanco which is a synonym of Ardisia squamulosa Presl.