Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Cyanea angustifolia
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Campanulaceae -- The Bellflower Family Bibliography
      Cyanea angustifolia
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui.

Campanulaceae - Cyanea angustifolia Campanulaceae - Cyanea angustifolia

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Branched shrubs 1.5-5 m tall.
Leaves lanceolate, narrowly elliptic, or narrowly oblong, blades 9-32 cm long, 1.5-5.5 cm wide, upper surface green, glabrous, lower surface pale green, glabrous or pubescent along the midrib, margins callose-crenulate to callose-crenate, apex acuminate, base cuneate to attenuate, petioles 2.5-9 cm long.
Inflorescences 6-25-flowered, spreading or pendent, peduncles 15-240 mm long, rachis elongate, up to 140 mm long, rarely condensed or almost obsolete, pedicels 8-30 mm long; hypanthium purple, obovoid, 3-6 mm long; calyx lobes dentiform, 0.5-1 mm long, pubescent at least at apex and margins, apex acute to acuminate; corolla white to greenish white, sometimes tinged pale purplish, 20-30 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, glabrous, the tube suberect to gently curved, the lobes spreading; staminal column glabrous; anthers glabrous, the lower 2 with apical tufts of white hairs.
Berries purple, globose, 5-10 mm long.
2n = 28*; the count of 2n = 24* (Carlquist, 1956) is probably an error.