Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
   Amaranthaceae -- The Amaranth, Goosefoot Family Bibliography
      Nototrichium sandwicense
General Information
DistributionAll of the main Hawaiian islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.

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Shrubs or small trees, branched from base or rarely a single trunk with a branched crown; stems (0.8-)1-4(-7) m long, 2-10 cm in diameter, silky canescent with straight, appressed hairs.
Leaves usually elliptic, often broadly so, to ovate, broadly ovate, or lanceolate, rarely obovate, (1.5-)3-10(-13) cm long, (1-)2-4(-7.6) cm wide, usually densely pubescent with closely appressed or sometimes spreading hairs, especially on lower surface, upper surface usually less densely pubescent, sometimes both surfaces only sparsely pubescent or rarely glabrate, apex acuminate, acute, or obtuse, rarely retuse, base cuneate to truncate, petioles (3-)6-20 mm long.
Flowers lanceoloid to narrowly ovoid, in stout spikes 0.5-3(-5) cm long, 5-10 mm in diameter, peduncles (0.5-)2-5(-7.5) cm long; sepals lanceolate to ovate, 2-3(-4) mm long, pubescent with long spreading hairs and with a large tuft of hairs at base, or rarely glabrous, subtended by an ovate, scarious bract ca. 1.5 2.5 mm long, with a spine ca. 2 mm long, usually densely pubescent, usually persistent on the rachis, bracteoles ovate to lanceolate, scarious, ca. 1.5-2 mm long, deciduous with the calyx and fruit.
Fruit ca. 2 mm long, enclosed by the calyx.