Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Lobelia hypoleuca
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Campanulaceae -- The Bellflower Family Bibliography
      Lobelia hypoleuca

Common name(s): `opelu, kuhi`aikamo`owahie, liua, mo`owahie
General Information
Distribution In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

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Stems woody, erect, 15-30 dm long, leafy in upper 1/2.
Leaves narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 30-65 cm long, 2-10 cm wide, upper surface glabrous, lower surface densely white tomentose except on the midrib, margins callose-denticulate, revolute or flat, apex acute to acuminate, sessile or subsessile.
Inflorescences 3-7-branched at base, 15-40 cm long, pedicels 12-15 mm long, tomentose, bracts subulate, 10-18 mm long; hypanthium obconical, 4-6 mm long, white tomentose; calyx lobes subulate, 4-7 mm long; corolla blue, 28-32 mm long, 3-5 mm wide, pubescent, the lobes spirally revolute; staminal column pubescent; anthers glabrous or pubescent, the lower 2 with apical tufts of white hairs.
Capsules cylindrical to obovoid, 8-18 mm long, white tomentose.
Seeds brownish, ca. 0.5 mm long.
2n = 28*