Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Stenogyne purpurea
Wagner & Weller, 1991.
   Lamiaceae -- The Mint Family Bibliography
      Stenogyne purpurea
General Information
DistributionHawaiian Islands.In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i.

Lamiaceae - Stenogyne purpurea Lamiaceae - Stenogyne purpurea

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HabitatDiverse mesic to wet forests and bog margins
Elevation600-1300 m
Trailing or scandent vines, occasionally forming large mats; stems weakly 4-angled, younger stems appressed puberulent, soon glabrate.
Leaves membranous, lanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate or sometimes ovate, 3.5-13 cm long, 1.2-4.9 cm wide, upper surface glabrous or sparsely puberulent, especially along the midrib, lower surface sparsely to moderately appressed puberulent, sometimes subglabrous, margins serrate to serrulate, apex acuminate, acute or attenuate, base truncate-rounded or sometimes broadly cuneate, petioles (4-)7-19 mm long, puberulent.
Flowers (1-)2-6(-16) per verticillaster, pedicels 4-5 mm long, puberulent; calyx nearly radially symmetrical, narrowly campanulate, 7-12(-15) mm long at anthesis, puberulent, the teeth lanceolate, 2-5.5 mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide at base; corolla tube and lobes pinkish purple or rarely white externally, throat whitish, strigose externally, glandular pubescent within, tube straight, 15-25 mm long, upper lip 8-9 mm long, lower lip 4-5 mm long.
Nutlets dark purple at maturity, 7-11 mm long.
2n = 64
Nancy Khan