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

Click here for detailed USGS map by Jonathan Price
Shrubs or small trees up to 6 m tall; branches slender, ascending, glabrous.
Leaves usually relatively widely spaced, but also with some clustered at the tips of the branches, relatively thin, chartaceous, lanceolate to elliptic-oblong, 10-32 cm long, 3.5-8.5 cm wide, upper surface glabrous or soon glabrate, lower surface glabrous or sparsely to moderately whitish to reddish pubescent, margins entire, apex obtuse, acute to acuminate, base cuneate, petioles 1-7 cm long.
Flowers 1-3(-6) in axillary clusters, pedicels 10-30 mm long; calyx tubular, 8-12 mm long, unevenly 4-lobed; corolla greenish yellow, the tube pale yellow, not longer than calyx, silky pubescent in bud; stamens partly exserted; ovary ovoid; style erect; stigma clavate, included.
Berries orange, fleshy, elongate or fusiform, completely or partly enclosed by calyx.
Seeds not seen.
2n = ca. 48*