|Dicotyledon|| Literature for Coprosma ernodeoides
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
|Rubiaceae -- The Coffee Family||Bibliography|
Common name(s): hupilo, pilo, `aiakanene, kukaenene, leponene, nene, punene
|Distribution||In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Maui, Hawai`i.|
||Dioecious, many-branched, prostrate, trailing shrubs; stems sometimes rooting at the nodes, usually 2-3 m long, with numerous short, ascending, lateral branches usually less than 20 cm long, younger ones angled, hispidulous.
||Leaves opposite, very closely spaced, appearing fasciculate due to clusters of leaves on short lateral branches 1 to several cm long, glossy, coriaceous and stiff, linear-lanceolate, 6-13 mm long, 1.5-3(-4) mm wide, only midrib prominent, glabrous, margins hispidulous or glabrous, apex pungent, sessile, stipules adnate to leaves forming a truncate, stipular cup ca. 1.5 mm high, margins hispidulous and ± dentate with a few small appendages.
||Flowers solitary, terminal, 4-merous, sessile; staminate flowers with calyx absent, corolla narrowly campanulate, 8-9 mm long; pistillate flowers with calyx 4-toothed, (1.7-)2-2.7 mm long, corolla tubular, 5-6 mm long, style branches ca. 8-20 mm long.
||Fruit glossy black, ovoid, 8-13 mm long, apex with persistent calyx teeth.
||2n = 220* (also reported parenthetically 185*, 192*, 223*)