Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
   Amaranthaceae -- The Amaranth, Goosefoot Family Bibliography
      Nototrichium humile
General Information
DistributionEndemic to HawaiiIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu, Maui.

Amaranthaceae - Nototrichium humile

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Shrubs; stems erect to decumbent, 1-5 m long, openly branched, sparsely pubescent with short appressed hairs.
Leaves ovate to oblong, 3-9 cm long, 2-5 cm wide (juvenile leaves or leaves of young flowering plants narrower than those of mature plants), moderately pubescent with short appressed hairs, becoming glabrate with age, margins entire, apex obtuse to rounded, base cuneate to truncate, petioles 4-8 mm long.
Flowers broadly ovoid, in slender spikes 3-14 cm long, ca. 4 mm or less in diameter, peduncles 0.5-1.5 cm long; sepals ovate, ca. 3 mm long, pubescent with short appressed to spreading hairs, subtended by a very broadly ovate, scarious bract ca. 1 mm long, ca. 1.5-2 mm wide, persistent on the rachis, bracteoles cordate to ovate, keeled, ca. 1 mm long, deciduous with the calyx and fruit.
Fruit ca. 2 mm long, enclosed by the calyx.