Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Coprosma ochracea
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Rubiaceae -- The Coffee Family Bibliography
      Coprosma ochracea
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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Dioecious shrubs or small trees 2-6 m tall, or in bogs prostrate or weakly spreading shrubs, sometimes rooting at the nodes; stems many-branched, usually lateral branches basically in 1 plane, especially in shrub and bog forms, usually spreading or appressed hirsute, sometimes short-hirsute (Moloka`i, Maui) or glabrous.
Leaves opposite, coriaceous, broadly obovate to suborbicular or spatulate, in more open branching forms elliptic-oblanceolate or occasionally elliptic, (10-)15-100(-155) mm long, (6-)8-35(-46) mm wide, pinnately veined, glabrous or upper surface sparsely appressed short-hirsute on midrib, or both surfaces scattered hirsute and hirsute on veins, apex broadly short-acuminate or acuminate, sometimes rounded or acute, base attenuate or abruptly broadly cuneate, petioles (0.5-)1.5-20(-26) mm long, glabrous or hirsute on upper side, sometimes sparsely so, rarely also scattered hirsute on lower side, stipules 3-8(-15) mm long, connate (1/2-)3/4-7/8 their length, spreading or appressed hirsute, sometimes short-hirsute, rarely glabrous at base, margins usually densely long-hirsute or sometimes short-hirsute, rarely only sparsely so, and ± dentate with a series of small appendages, these, when present, often obscured by pubescence, apex rounded to obtuse, sometimes acute, tipped with a conspicuous appendage.
Flowers 3-6 per cluster, 4-8-merous, peduncles 0-1(-4) mm long, glabrous or pubescent; staminate flowers with calyx cup-shaped, ca. 1-1.3 mm long, somewhat irregularly toothed, corolla funnelform, 6-7 mm long, the lobes 2-3.3 mm long; pistillate flowers with calyx cup-shaped, 0.6-1.2 mm long, the teeth ± whitish ciliate, corolla narrowly funnelform, 3.3-5 mm long, the lobes 1.8-3 mm long.
Fruit bright orange, ovoid to subglobose or occasionally ellipsoid, 7-10 mm long, apex with persistent calyx.