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

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

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Shrubs 1.5-4 m tall; all but distal portion of stems naked or leafless.
Leaves ± crowded near the ends of the branches, leathery, oblanceolate or obovate, 5-15 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, glabrous, apex acute or acuminate, base acuminate, petioles 1-3 cm long, with axillary tufts of hairs.
Flowers 1 or rarely 2 in the leaf axils, erect or pendulous, peduncles 10-30 mm long; calyx tube 6-8 mm long, ca. 5 mm wide, the lobes narrowly lanceolate, 3-8 mm long, glabrous; corolla bright yellow, waxy, curved outward, the tube 15-32 mm long, split adaxially 1/2 to nearly its entire length, the lobes lanceolate, ca. 12 mm long, margins winged; stamens ± as long as corolla tube; style 20-30 mm long; stigma 2-lobed.
Fruit dark purplish black, ovoid, 10-14 mm long, 7-10 mm wide, glabrous.
2n = 32*