Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Coprosma waimeae
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
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      Coprosma waimeae

Common name(s): hupilo, pilo, `olena (Kaua`i)
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i.

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Dioecious shrubs 1.5-4 m tall; branches lax, youngest ones glabrous to sparsely pilose.
Leaves opposite, thin, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-ovate to oblong-elliptic or elliptic-obovate, 58-115 mm long, 23-45 mm wide, pinnately veined, glabrous or sparsely appressed pilose along midrib or occasionally on lateral veins, apex obtuse or rounded, ± mucronulate, base broadly to narrowly cuneate, petioles (4-)6-15 mm long, stipules deltate, 2-3 mm long, connate 1/2-3/4 their length, sometimes splitting down 1 or both sides, glabrous, margins or base sometimes sparsely ciliate, apex short-acuminate and with an appendage.
Flowers 1-4(-8) per cluster, (6-)8-9-merous, peduncles 6-20 mm long, puberulent or glabrous; staminate flowers with calyx cup-shaped, 2-2.5 mm long, corolla funnelform, 8-10 mm long, the lobes ca. 4-5 mm long; pistillate flowers with calyx cup-shaped, 1.2-1.5 mm long, corolla narrowly funnelform, 3.1-4 mm long, the lobes 2.2-2.7 mm long.
Fruit bright orange, subglobose, 8.5-11 mm long, apex with persistent calyx teeth.