Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Scaevola chamissoniana
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Goodeniaceae -- The Goodenia Family Bibliography
      Scaevola chamissoniana

Common name(s): naupaka, naupaka kuahiwi
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Goodeniaceae - Scaevola chamissoniana

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Shrubs or occasionally small trees 1.5-2.5 m tall.
Leaves broadly oblanceolate, 9-14 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, margins usually toothed on the distal 1/2-2/3, apex acute-acuminate, base acuminate, petioles 1-3 cm long.
Flowers very fragrant, (3-)7-15 or more in open cymes 100-150 mm long, these as long as or longer than leaves, peduncles 40-110 mm long, with paired narrowly oblanceolate bracteoles 3-10 mm long subtending the pedicels; calyx minute; corolla white, often with purple lines on inner surface, glabrous, the tube (17-)24-30 mm long, the lobes (8-)12-15(-18) mm long, winged; stamens ± as long as corolla tube; style 27-30 mm long.
Fruit dark purplish black, ovoid, 12-14 mm long, 6-8 mm in diameter, glabrous or sparsely pubescent.
2n = 16*