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

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Erect, usually many-branched shrubs 5-20 dm tall, or sprawling, few-branched shrubs with stems several from base, 3-6 dm long, bark reddish brown, striate; young shoots rusty pilose to tomentose, usually soon glabrate.
Leaves closely spaced and imbricate or sometimes well-spaced in few-branched plants, alternate to subopposite or subternate, linear-filiform, oblong-linear, linear-elliptic, or narrowly elliptic, often somewhat falcate, rarely some of the main stem leaves ovate, 15-55 mm long, 1-8 mm wide, some of them up to 15 mm wide, 1-nerved, sometimes the lateral nerves evident, sparsely pilose when young, usually soon glabrate, margins revolute, apex acute to bluntly acute or attenuate-acute and usually slightly hooked, base attenuate or narrowly cuneate, petioles (1-)3-8 mm long, sometimes those on main stem up to 1.5 cm long.
Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, (5)6-8-merous, pedicels (4-)15-35 mm long, sometimes elongating to 20-36 mm long in fruit, ± rusty pilose, especially when young; calyx lobes lanceolate to ovate or broadly ovate, 4-6 mm long; corolla reddish purple to burgundy, the veins darker, campanulate, 9-11 mm long, the lobes obovate to narrowly obovate; filaments connate from base up to 1/2 their length.
Capsules broadly ovoid to subglobose, 5-8 mm long, regularly dehiscent.
Seeds nearly black, irregularly shaped, 1-1.7 mm long, margins slightly winged.