Large shrub or tree to 8 m tall with trunk to 5 dm in diameter, leaves opposite. Diagnostic features of the species include its tree habit and mostly 5-7-nerved, often irregularly impressed reticulate, opposite leaves. Flowering occurs mostly from September to January.
This species is found only on East Maui where it occupies wet forest habitats ranging in elevation from 1,575-2,300 m. The sites occupied by the species receive about 80-300 cm of annual precipitation.
Last Modification: April 21, 2006
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|Tree with trunk nearly 5 dm in diameter. (photo 1982, Ko'olau Gap, E. Maui)|
|A gnarly old veteran. (photo 1976, Pu'u Nianiau, E. Maui)|
|Field biologists Lani Stemmerman and H. Eddie Smith pose by D. reticulata (Pu'u Nianiau, E Maui).|
|Sapling showing juvenile foliage (left) and mature foliage (right). (photo 1976, Pu'u Nianiau, E. Maui)|
|Flowering shoot. (near Pu'u Nianiau, E Maui)|
|Flowering heads. (photo 1977, Pu'u Nianiau, E. Maui)|
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