Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Eugenia reinwardtiana
Wagner et al. 1990, 1999..
   Myrtaceae -- The Myrtle Family Bibliography
      Eugenia reinwardtiana

Common name(s): nioi
General Information
DistributionWidely distributed in the Pacific from Borneo and the Kangear Islands east through Malesia to Micronesia, the Tuamotus, Marquesas, and Hawai`i. In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui.

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Small trees or shrubs 1.5-7 m tall; young branches brown puberulent.
Leaves coriaceous, elliptic to ovate or obovate, 2.5-8 cm long, (1-)2-6.5 cm wide, with 5-8 pairs of principal lateral veins, 4-8 mm apart, submarginal vein irregular, upper surface glossy, minutely punctate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent along midrib, lower surface dull, minutely pustulate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, especially near midrib, margins flat or slightly revolute, apex obtuse, acute, ± retuse, or apiculate, base cuneate to rounded; petioles 2-4 mm long.
Flowers 1-2 in the leaf axils, pedicels 5-17(-25) mm long, glabrous or puberulent, bracts 1-1.5 mm long, sparsely puberulent, persistent; hypanthium obconical, 2-3 mm long, brown puberulent; sepals 4, unequal, one pair 3-5 mm long, the other pair 2-3 mm long, adnate to the annular nectary disk within the tube, glabrous; petals 4, white, ovate, obovate, or elliptic, 6-8 mm long, inserted on margin of nectary disk, sparsely puberulent, especially along margins, caducous; stamens ca. 150, inserted on nectary disk; filaments white, 1.5-5 mm long.
Berries red, orange, or yellow, ovoid to subglobose, 1-2 cm long, pericarp fleshy, 1-2 mm thick.
Seeds 1(2), globose, 8-10 mm in diameter, seed coat coherent to pericarp, cotyledons connate to distinct.