Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Monocotyledon Literature for Pritchardia martii
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Arecaceae -- The Palm Family Bibliography
      Pritchardia martii

Common name(s): loulu, loulu hiwa
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to O`ahu.

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HabitatMoist to wet forests in valleys and on exposed ridges and cliffs
Elevation300-800 m
Small palms 3-10(-16) m tall.
Lower surface of leaf blades silvery gray, appressed yellowish or slightly yellowish brown lepidote when dry.
Inflorescences equalling or longer than petioles and of 1-3 panicles on each peduncle, panicles ca. 20 cm long, rather loosely branched, twice in their lower part, simply above; rachillae sparsely to densely villous before exposure and either fugacious to various degrees or persistent in fruit (color of the scales varies from rusty to tan or silvery), strongly sinuous between the spirally alternate flowers; prophyll and peduncular bracts rigid, chartaceous, nearly glabrous, only palely lepidote to glabrate.
Fruit ellipsoid, narrowed toward both ends, but especially above, and pointed, ca. 4-5 cm long and 2.8-3.9(-4.5) cm wide.