Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Wikstroemia monticola
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Thymelaeaceae -- The `akia (Hawaiian Islands) Family Bibliography
      Wikstroemia monticola
General Information
Distribution In the Hawaiian Islands, endemic to Maui.

Thymelaeaceae - Wikstroemia monticola

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Small trees up to 3 m tall; young branches appressed pubescent.
Leaves membranous or coriaceous, ovate or narrowly to broadly elliptic, 2-5.5 cm long, 0.6-2.8 cm wide, glabrous, apex and base acute or rounded, often ± tapering toward base, petioles 2-3 mm long, glabrous or puberulent.
Flowers unisexual, greenish yellow, puberulent, becoming glabrate, peduncles very short, hirsute, rachis clavate, 2-11 mm long, hirsute, pedicels 0.8-3 mm long; calyx tube of staminate flowers 4-8.5 mm long, outer lobes 1.7-3.5 mm long, 1.3-3.5 mm wide, inner lobes 1.5-3.2 mm long, 1-3.4 mm wide; calyx tube of pistillate flowers 4-5.5 mm long, outer lobes 2-3.5 mm long, 1.5-3.4 mm wide, inner lobes 1.6-3 mm long, 1.4-3.4 mm wide.
Fruit dark red, elliptic, 7-13 mm long, 4-10 mm in diameter.
2n = 18*