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

Common name(s): naupaka, naupaka kuahiwi
General Information
DistributionIn the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu.

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Shrubs or occasionally small trees 1.5-3 m tall.
Leaves broadly oblanceolate or obovate, 5-10 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, glabrous or glabrate, margins toothed usually in distal 1/3-1/2, apex acuminate, base acuminate, petioles 0.5-1.5 cm long.
Flowers fragrant, (3-)7-18 or more in open cymes 80-120 mm long, these as long as or longer than leaves, peduncles 20-60(-80) mm long, with paired, narrowly oblanceolate bracteoles 1-3 mm long subtending the pedicels; calyx minute; corolla white, glabrous, the tube 12-20 mm long, the lobes 6-12 mm long, margins winged; stamens slightly shorter than corolla tube; style 18-22 mm long.
Fruit dark purplish black or rarely white, ovoid, 4-8 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, glabrous.
2n = 16*