Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Dubautia menziesii
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Dubautia menziesii
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Maui.

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Small to large shrubs up to 2.5 m tall; stems rigid, robust, ascending, woody near growing point, rather conspicuously and persistently white hispid with appressed or spreading hairs, often also glandular glutinous.
Leaves ternate, opposite, or alternate, ascending and imbricate, crowded to lax and spreading, coriaceous, mildly balsam-scented when fresh, narrowly elliptic to ovate-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, 4-17 mm wide, 3-nerved or rarely obscurely 5-nerved, glabrate to somewhat rough hispid, occasionally markedly glandular glutinous, margins entire or minutely 1-4-toothed in upper 1/2, sometimes conspicuously revolute, rigidly hispid-ciliate or spinulose-ciliate, apex acute to obtuse, base rounded to slightly attenuate-truncate.
Heads usually 5-35 in subcompact to very lax, pyramidal to usually narrow, oblong, often deflexed, racemose or paniculate inflorescences usually 2-20 cm long, 2-15 cm wide, peduncles white villous and often glandular, ultimate ones usually 3-20 mm long or occasionally up to 60 mm long; receptacle high-convex to broadly conical, false involucre consisting of a single series of 6-14 peripheral, strongly connate receptacular bracts 6-10 mm long, usually villous to appressed hispid, often also glandular; florets (6-)12-25(-30) per head, corollas yellowish orange, usually 4.5-6.2 mm long, glabrous, eglandular; pappus of usually 15-23 very narrowly linear, ascending-setose bristles usually 5-6.5 mm long.
Achenes usually 4.5-6 mm long, glabrous to sparsely hispidulous or villosulous.
2n = 26*
At least partially self-incompatible.