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

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Terrestrial or epiphytic shrubs 1-3.5 m tall.
Leaves elliptic or oblanceolate, blades 6-18 cm long, 1.5-5.5 cm wide, upper surface green, glabrous, lower surface pale green, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, margins callose-crenulate, apex acute, acuminate, or cuspidate, base cuneate or attenuate, petioles 1.5-5 cm long, glabrous or pubescent.
Inflorescences (2)3-7-flowered, glabrous or pubescent, peduncles 10-15 mm long, pedicels 8-10 mm long; hypanthium turbinate or obovoid, 5-8 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; perianth green, purple, or white externally, white or pale purple within, 15-28 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, glabrous or rarely minutely pubescent, the tube suberect, the lobes recurved, as long as the tube or a little longer; staminal column white or pale purple, exserted; anthers white or pale purple, glabrous.
Berries yellow or orange, oblong or subglobose, 12-25 mm long, 10-20 mm wide.
2n = 28*