Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Lysimachia daphnoides
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Primulaceae -- The Myrsine, Primrose Family Bibliography
      Lysimachia daphnoides

Common name(s): kolekole lehua, kolokolo kuahiwi, kolokolo lehua, lehua makanoe
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i.

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Small shrubs forming clumps 2-5 dm tall, bark reddish brown to dark brown; stems several, ascending to erect, young ones densely viscid-hirtellous, eventually glabrate.
Leaves closely spaced, imbricate, alternate, coriaceous, oblong-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, 20-53 mm long, 6-14(-21) mm wide, veins obscure, rusty viscid-hirtellous near margins, along midrib, and sometimes near base, margins papillose and slightly revolute, apex acuminate, gradually tapering to base, sessile.
Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, 6-7-merous, pedicels 15-35 mm long, scarcely elongating or elongating up to 110 mm long in fruit, densely rusty viscid-hirtellous; calyx lobes narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 7-9 mm long, sparsely viscid-hirtellous, margins ciliate; corolla dark purple or dark burgundy, campanulate, 15-20 mm long, the lobes obovate; filaments connate in lower 1/3.
Capsules subglobose, regularly dehiscent.
Seeds dark brown, irregularly shaped, ca. 2 mm long.