Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Remya kauaiensis
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Asteraceae -- The Sunflower Family Bibliography
      Remya kauaiensis
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i.

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Weakly erect to scandent shrubs 1-4 m tall, forming loosely tangled clumps that sprawl on or among the branches of other vegetation; stems leafy near the ends, younger parts densely whitish tomentose.
Leaves lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate or broadly ovate, 4.5-17 cm long, 2.2-7 cm wide, upper surface sparsely arachnoid tomentose when young, becoming glabrate, lower surface densely whitish tomentose, margins sharply serrate-dentate to dentate, base cuneate, petioles 1.2-2.2 cm long.
Heads in densely whitish tomentose, open panicles 10-20 cm long, peduncles stout, 2-5 mm long; involucre subglobose, ca. 3 mm high, 2.5-3 mm in diameter, the bracts purple-tinged, margins serrulate, sometimes only in upper 1/2, apex attenuate-aristate; ray florets 16-20 per head, female, rays cream-colored, variable in length, usually 0.8-1 mm long, sometimes suppressed and only 0.2-0.3 mm long, the corolla tube 1-1.2 mm long, apex notched; disk florets of 2 types, several of the outer ones smaller, female, corollas narrowly funnelform, 1.4-1.5 mm long, the lobes 0.4-0.5 mm long, stamens absent, inner disk florets 5-10 per head, larger, functionally female, corollas campanulate, 1.5-2 mm long, the expanded part 0.8-0.9 mm long, the lobes 0.4-0.5 mm long, style lobes usually not separating, all corollas with tubes glandular puberulent; pappus of 4-8 bristles, 2-3 of them long, the others very short.
Achenes ca. 1.5 mm long, puberulent.