Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Clermontia kakeana
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Campanulaceae -- The Bellflower Family Bibliography
      Clermontia kakeana
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui.

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Terrestrial or epiphytic shrubs or trees 1-6 m tall.
Leaves elliptic, oblanceolate, or narrowly obovate, blades 12-26 cm long, 3.5-9.8 cm wide, upper surface green, glabrous, lower surface pale green, glabrous or pubescent, margins callose-crenulate, apex obtuse, acute, acuminate, or cuspidate, base cuneate to attenuate, petioles 2-7 cm long, glabrous or pubescent.
Inflorescences 2(-7)-flowered, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, peduncles 15-55 mm long, pedicels 10-25 mm long; hypanthium hemispherical to obovoid, 8-14 mm long, 8-14 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; perianth pale green externally, greenish white to white within, very rarely rose, 45-55 mm long, 8-14 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, the tube suberect to curved, the lobes spreading, about as long as the tube; staminal column magenta or rarely white, glabrous; anthers dark purple, rarely white, glabrous.
Berries subglobose to oblong, 18-34 mm long, 15-34 mm wide.
2n = 28*