Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Literature for Joinvillea ascendens
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Joinvillea ascendens subsp. ascendens
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Joinvilleaceae -- The Joinvillea Family Bibliography
      Joinvillea ascendens
General Information
DistributionOccurring in Malesia, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, Western Samoa, and Hawai`i.
Erect herbs 1.5-5 m tall.
Leaf blades narrowly elliptic, 45-80 cm long, 4.5-16 cm wide, plicate with 7-13 pleats, both surfaces with scattered bristles, lower surface also sparsely to moderately pubescent, with auricles up to ca. 10-40 mm long.
Tepals as long as to twice as long as wide, usually splitting with age, outer tepals ovate to orbicular-ovate, 1.7-4 mm long, 1.4-2.2 mm wide, with a central vein and rarely 1-2 inconspicuous lateral veins, apex mucronate and sometimes reflexed, inner tepals orbicular-ovate, 1.8-3.5 mm long, 1.6-2.6 mm wide, apex truncate, sometimes becoming retuse with age.
Fruit 3.3-5.8 mm in diameter, styles not persistent on fruit.