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

Campanulaceae - Clermontia persicifolia

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Terrestrial or epiphytic shrubs or trees 2-6 m tall.
Leaves elliptic to oblanceolate, blades 7-16 cm long, 1.5-4 cm wide, glabrous, upper surface dark green, glossy, lower surface pale green, margins callose-crenulate, sometimes revolute, apex acute, obtuse, or rounded, rarely acuminate, base cuneate or attenuate, petioles 2-7 cm long.
Inflorescences 2-3(-6)-flowered, peduncles 6-30 mm long, pedicels 12-30 mm long; hypanthium hemispherical, obconical, or oblong, 7-12 mm long, 6-8 mm wide; perianth greenish white to white, sometimes with a faint purplish tinge externally, 48-60 mm long, 5-8 mm wide, glabrous, the tube suberect to gently curved, the lobes spreading, about as long as the tube; staminal column white, glabrous; anthers white, glabrous.
Berries yellowish orange, subglobose, 17-30 mm long.