Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Dubautia latifolia
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Dubautia latifolia

Common name(s): hanupaoa, hina`aikamalama, kupaoa, na`ena`e, ne`ine`i, koholapehu (Kaua`i)
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i.

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Diffusely branched lianas; stems slender, up to 8 m or more long, occasionally up to ca. 7 cm in diameter near base, glabrous.
Leaves opposite, widely spaced, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 8-17 cm long, 2.5-7 cm wide, conspicuously and finely reticulate with ± isodiametric areola, glabrous, margins entire or inconspicuously toothed apically, very sparsely ciliolate and sparsely atomiferous glandular, at least toward base of young leaves, apex acute to acuminate, often inequilateral, base rounded or cuneate, tapering to a rather well-defined petiole usually 0.4-0.6 cm long, dilated at point of insertion, partly clasping stem, connate to the opposing petiole.
Heads numerous in lax or somewhat congested, pyramidal or oblong, decompound, paniculate inflorescences 15-45 cm long, 10-30 cm wide, peduncles densely dingy pubescent or subvelutinous, ultimate ones usually also glandular, usually 1-5 mm long; receptacle flat, false involucre consisting of a single series of usually 4-5 peripheral, strongly connate receptacular bracts 5-7 mm long, densely dingy pubescent or subvelutinous, markedly glandular; florets usually 4-5 per head, corollas yellow, usually 4-5 mm long, eglandular; pappus of usually 17-20 very narrowly linear bristles usually 5-6.5 mm long, these with conspicuous marginal cilia usually ca. 0.5 mm long.
Achenes usually 4-5 mm long, moderately strigillose.
2n = 28*
At least partially self-compatible.