Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Lysimachia glutinosa
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Primulaceae -- The Myrsine, Primrose Family Bibliography
      Lysimachia glutinosa
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i.

Primulaceae - Lysimachia glutinosa

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Erect or somewhat sprawling shrubs 6-20 dm tall, bark reddish brown; young stems viscid, glabrous.
Leaves alternate, well-spaced, firm-chartaceous, oblanceolate to broadly oblanceolate or elliptic, 60-150 mm long, 15-45 mm wide, upper surface viscid when young, otherwise glabrous, margins entire, apex acuminate, base attenuate, sessile.
Flowers with a sweet fragrance, solitary in the leaf axils, 5-10-merous, pedicels stout, 25-56 mm long, elongating up to 75 mm long in fruit, viscid, otherwise glabrous; calyx lobes lanceolate to broadly so, 10-15 mm long, viscid with sessile glands, margins scarious; corolla cream, campanulate, 18-25 mm long, the lobes obovate; filaments connate ca. 1/2 their length. [2n = 72*, as "L. kalalauensis".]
Capsules broadly ovoid to subglobose, thick and woody, 8-15 mm long, regularly dehiscent by 5-10 valves.
Seeds black, irregularly rhomboid, angled, 1-1.7 mm long.