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NTBG Plant Name:
Kadua littoralis
Barcode:
PTBG1000073438
Specimen ID:
019141
Collector ID:
259
Collector Name:
Lynwood Hume
Collection Date:
July 21, 1987
Determiner:
David H. Lorence 2012
Observers:
Tim Flynn
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Hanalei District
Locality:
Cliffs at Princeville.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Succulent shrubby plant to 50 cm (others in population succulent herbs with leaves clustered at base). Largely decumbent, rooted precariously in moss and liverworts over crumbly soil. Roots yellow-brown to pale green. Plant glabrous. Woody stem at base as well as older stem among leaves with purplish cast. Leaves above and below and stems glossy. Stem and peduncle with two narrow slightly raised wings. Largest leaves becoming very pale in places, especially below where fading almost to white. Stipule 4 x 4 mm, with mucro 0.5 mm long to 6 x 4 mm with mucro 3 mm long. Upper infruct. bracts 12 x 10 mm; lower bracts at base of infruct. 20 x 25 mm. Green fruit capsules 15 mm deep x 15 mm wide; calyx lobes 4 x 9 mm. Fruit pale green with dark purple blush, glossy exterior, dull across cup. Upper peduncle and pedicel very pale green. Capsule drying brown to nearly white. Seeds dark brown. About 30 plants in population.
Habitat:
Dripping rock face 5-10 m above sea.
Date of Record Creation:
June 25, 2020
Date of Last Update:
May 4, 2022

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