Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Eurya sandwicensis
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Pentaphylacaceae Bibliography
      Eurya sandwicensis

Common name(s): anini, wanini
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Pentaphylacaceae - Eurya sandwicensis Pentaphylacaceae - Eurya sandwicensis

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Small trees or shrubs, rarely sprawling in windswept sites; stems 2-6 m long, branchlets strigose.
Leaves closely spaced, coriaceous, oblong, elliptic, or narrowly obovate, (2.5-)3.5-9 cm long, (1.2-)1.5-4 cm wide, veins reddish, lower surface conspicuously reticulate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface sparsely strigose along midrib, margins closely serrulate, the teeth inflexed, mucronulate, apex obtuse to rounded, occasionally acute, base subcordate to truncate or cuneate, petioles (1-)2-3 mm long.
Flowers 1-2 in the leaf axils, nodding, pedicels ca. 5 mm long, ± strigose, bracteoles 2, minute; sepals 5, purplish brown, thick-coriaceous, suborbicular, unequal, 3-4 mm long, ± strigose, persistent, enlarging up to ca. 8 mm long in fruit; petals 5, pale yellow to cream, somewhat fleshy, obovate, 5-6 mm long, connate at base; staminate flowers with 10-15 stamens, filaments distinct, adnate to base of petals, ca. 1/2 as long as anthers, anthers opening by longitudinal slits; pistillate flowers with 5-6 staminodes 2-3 mm long, ovary 3-4-celled, styles 3-4.
Fruit a globose berry, dark bluish black, 7-10 mm in diameter.
Seeds numerous.