Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Streblus pendulinus
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Moraceae -- The Mulberry Family Bibliography
      Streblus pendulinus

Common name(s): a`ia`i
General Information
DistributionOccurring from New Guinea to Micronesia, south to Norfolk Island, eastern Australia, New Hebrides, Fiji, Rapa, and Hawai`i.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Moraceae - Streblus pendulinus Moraceae - Streblus pendulinus















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Habit
Shrubs or small trees 2-8 m tall, bark pale gray, sap milky and somewhat watery, not abundant.
Leaves
Leaves dark green on upper surface, lower surface paler, glossy, thin, chartaceous, narrowly lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, oblong-elliptic, or sometimes ovate, (3.5-)6-13(-16.5) cm long, (2-)2.5-5(-6.5) cm wide, pinnately veined, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with yellowish raised veins, puberulent, especially along veins, margins serrulate, petioles 0.3-1 cm long, puberulent, sometimes densely so, stipules narrowly triangular, 2-4 mm long.
Flowers
Flowers unisexual (plants nearly always dioecious, rarely monoecious); staminate spikes (2-)4-11 cm long, most flowers blooming nearly at the same time, peduncles 3-10 mm long, densely arachnoid puberulent, each flower whitish green, sepals ovate, ca. 1-1.3 mm long, connate ca. 1/3 their length, puberulent, apex somewhat arachnoid pubescent, filaments 2-3 mm long, pistillode ca. 0.5 mm long; pistillate spikes 0.5-1(-2.5) cm long, peduncles 1-3 mm long, each flower whitish green, sepals ovate, ca. 1.5-2 mm long, puberulent, margins ciliate, ovary green, asymmetrically ovoid, somewhat laterally compressed.
Fruit
Drupes 4-5 developing per spike, brownish purple, shiny, thinly fleshy, subglobose, laterally compressed, 8-11 mm long, mesocarp whitish, endocarp ligneous, 5-6 mm long, asymmetrical.
Chromosomes
2n = 28*
Contributor
Warren Wagner