Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Clusia rosea
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Clusiaceae -- The Mangosteen Family Bibliography
      Clusia rosea

Common name(s): autograph tree, copey, Scotch attorney
General Information
DistributionNative to the West Indies and Florida.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Terrestrial or epiphytic trees or shrubs 7-20 m tall, bark smooth.
Leaves thick and coriaceous, obovate, 8-16 cm long, 3.5-14 cm wide, lateral veins arising at a 45E angle or less from midrib, petioles 1-2 cm long with a margined pit on upper side near base.
Flowers 1-3 in axillary or pseudoterminal cymes, bracteoles 2-4; sepals 4-6, 1-2 cm long, persistent; petals 6-8, white or pink, broadly obovate to suborbicular, 3-4 cm long; male flowers with stamens in several whorls, connate at base into a ring, inner stamens connate into a solid resinous mass; female flowers with staminodes connate into a cup, ovary globose, stigmas 6-9, sessile.
Capsules greenish brown, somewhat fleshy, globose, 5-8 cm in diameter.
Seeds with a dark red, thin, fleshy aril.