Dubautia syndetica is a shrub 1-2 (-3) m tall, the leaves are opposite. Diagnostic features of the species include the combination of uniseriate, somewhat coalescent receptacular bracts, coarsely glandular peduncles, glandular corolla tubes, and conspicuously strigose achenes. Flowering occurs mostly from March to June.
This species of the Hawaiian silversword alliance is restricted to Kaua'i in the region of the headwaters of Wahiawa Stream. It occurs in a low stature, diverse lowland wet forest, at elevations ranging from about 680-950 m.
Last Modification: January 23, 2005
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|Typical habit and stature as pointed out by Ken Wood, the discoverer of Dubautia kenwoodii, and numerous other Hawaiian novelties.|
|Closer view of leaves and capitulescences.|
|The lower surface of a dried leaf.|
|Close view of flowering head and peduncles. Note the coarse, peduncular glands and the weakly and irregularly coalescent, uniseriate, peripheral receptacular glands. Pappus bristles and strigose achenes are also visible.|
|Corolla showing conspicuous glands on the upper part of the tube.|
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