Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Literature for Cyrtandra paludosa
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Cyrtandra paludosa var. microcarpa
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Cyrtandra paludosa var. paludosa
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
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      Cyrtandra paludosa
General Information
Shrubs 1-5 m tall; stems unbranched to few-branched.
Leaves opposite, occasionally in whorls of 3-4 per node, ± well-spaced, borne usually on upper (4-)6-22 nodes, those at a node slightly unequal, symmetrical, thick and often somewhat fleshy, chartaceous, narrowly elliptic, occasionally elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-oblanceolate, 4-34 cm long, 0.9-8(-13) cm wide, upper surface with veins often deeply impressed (usually in plants from windblown sites), glabrous or glabrate, lower surface glabrous to sparsely appressed pilose along principal veins, margins coarsely crenate to serrate-crenate, apex acuminate to attenuate, base cuneate to attenuate, petioles 0.7-5(-8) cm long.
Flowers 1-7(-15) in cymes arising in the leaf axils, sparsely brown pilose to glabrate, peduncles (1-)3-14 mm long, pedicels 6-35 mm long, bracts lanceolate to elliptic, 3-9 mm long, deciduous after anthesis; calyx zygomorphic, fusiform in bud, tipped by a beak 3-9 mm long, in anthesis pale green, (7-)10-20 mm long, deciduous after anthesis, tube 5-10 mm long, sparsely brown pilose to glabrous, glabrous within, upper 3 lobes 2-7 mm long, lower 2 lobes 6-11 mm long, all lobes usually separating by anthesis, occasionally remaining coherent; corolla white, tube narrowly funnelform, curved near middle, 16-20(-24) mm long, ca. 4-6 mm in diameter medially, glabrous, upper lobes broadly ovate, 3.5-8 mm long, 3-7.5 mm wide, lower lobes broadly elliptic, 8-10.5 mm long, 5-9.5 mm wide; ovary glabrous; style 6-8 mm long, glabrous.
Berries white, ellipsoid, 1.6-3 cm long, glabrous.
Seeds 0.4-0.55 mm long.
2n = 34*