Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Bonamia menziesii
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Convolvulaceae -- The Dodder, Morning Glory Family Bibliography
      Bonamia menziesii
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Convolvulaceae - Bonamia menziesii

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Lianas; stems twining, especially the lateral branches, up to 10(-15) m long, yellowish brown tomentose when young, becoming glabrate.
Leaves soft coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, ovate to rarely orbicular, 3-9 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, upper surface glabrous or with short tomentulose hairs, lower surface densely yellowish brown tomentose, rarely glabrous, apex truncate, emarginate, obtuse, or acute, base usually rounded, petioles 8-25 mm long.
Flowers solitary or sometimes in cymes, pedicels 1-2 cm long, with 2 scale-like bracts at base; sepals soft coriaceous, ovate, 7-10 mm long, the outer 2 slightly longer than inner ones, yellowish brown tomentose, apex usually acute; corolla white to greenish white, funnelform, 20-25 mm long, 15-20 mm wide, hirsute with brown hairs in 5 bands.
Capsules tan to yellowish brown, tardily dehiscent or indehiscent, usually pendent, chartaceous, ovoid-conical, 10-15 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, glabrous.
Seeds 1 or occasionally 2, dark brown to black, surrounded by black pulp, ovoid, 6-8 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, glabrous.
2n = 30*