Myrsine A x D. Hawai`i, O`ahu, Ko`olau Mountains, the summit ridge between Kamananui (in the land section of Moanalua) and Kāne`ohe. Plant 1.
Myrsine A x D
Hawaiian names: kōlea
Family: Primulaceae (the primrose family)
Habit: a shrub.
Myrsine A is endemic to the Ko`olau Mountains of O`ahu, occurring on and near the main summit ridge of the mountain range.
Myrsine D is endemic to O`ahu, occurring in the upper elevations of the Ko`olau Mountains and on Ka`ala in the northern Wai`anae Mountains.
Myrsine D (O`ahu, Ko`olau Mountains):
Myrsine D (O`ahu, Wai`anae Mountains):
Myrsine A x D:
May 16, 2012
Hawai`i, O`ahu, southern Ko`olau Mountains, the summit ridge between Kamananui (in the land section of Moanalua) and Kāne`ohe. Plant 1.
An average leaf (including the petiole) on this plant is about 9.2 centimeters long and 3.5 centimeters wide.
Like the local population of Myrsine A: Leaf size. Secretory lines visible as dark lines on the undersides of the midribs and petioles, on the bases of the leaf blades next to the leaf margins, and on the young stems.
Like the local population of Myrsine D: Impressed major veins on the upper leaf surface.
Intermediate between the local populations of Myrsine A and Myrsine D: Leaf shapes. The degree to which the petioles are winged.