Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Cyanea lanceolata
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999; Lammers, 1998.
   Campanulaceae -- The Bellflower Family Bibliography
      Cyanea lanceolata
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu.

Campanulaceae - Cyanea lanceolata

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HabitatMesic valleys and wet forests
Elevation300-915 m
Stems woody, 1-3 m long, muricate in juveniles, becoming merely scabrous or nearly smooth with age.
Leaves elliptic or oblanceolate, blades 15-60 cm long, 5.5-14 cm wide, upper surface glabrous, muricate in juveniles, abaxial surface glabrous or pubescent with all trichomes simple, margins callose-crenulate, coarsely callose-dentate in juveniles, apex acute to acuminate, petioles 1-9 cm long, pubescent or muricate.
Inflorescences 4-16-flowered, peduncles 20-100 mm long, pedicels 5-30 mm long; hypanthium obovoid, obconical, or ellipsoid, 1/8-1/12 as long as the corolla, glabrous; calyx lobes triangular, 1-3 mm long, glabrous or pubescent, apex acute to obtuse; corolla pale to dark magenta, rarely pale greenish, often with lighter or darker longitudinal stripes, 5-8 cm long, glabrous; staminal column glabrous or pubescent; anthers pubescent, all 5 or only the lower 2 with apical tufts of white hairs.
Berries obovoid to obpyriform, 16-20 mm long.
Nancy Khan