Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Nothocestrum latifolium
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Solanaceae -- The Nightshade Family Bibliography
      Nothocestrum latifolium
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui.

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Small trees up to 10 m tall, trunk gnarled; branches rigid, ascending, young parts with ochraceous tomentum, glabrate with age.
Leaves usually clustered toward the ends of the branches, seasonally deciduous, thick, broadly ovate to obovate-oblong or suborbicular, occasionally narrowly elliptic, 4-20 cm long, 3-7(-10) cm wide, pubescent, becoming glabrate, margins entire, with shallow sinuses or irregularly lobed, apex acute, obtuse, or rounded, base rounded, petioles 1-7 cm long.
Flowers several to numerous in clusters on short spurs, pedicels 4-18 mm long; calyx 6-8 mm long, tomentose or glabrate, apex truncate; corolla greenish yellow, the tube about twice as long as calyx, the lobes less than 1/2 its length, silky pubescent; stamens partly exserted; ovary globose; style as long as corolla tube.
Berries yellowish orange, succulent, depressed-globose, 4-6 mm in diameter, exserted from the calyx.
Seeds not seen.