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1911 Excerpt: ...on an aa (rough) lava field near Pulehua, on the
southern slopes of Mauna Loa, at an elevation of 5,000 feet. It is
remarkable for its tall, straight trunk, of often nearly 2 feet in
diameter, and the black, perfectly smooth bark. In the Herbarium of
the Royal Botanical Museum at Berlin, there is one sheet collected
by Hillebrand and labeled Santalum Freycinetianum var.
Gaudichaudii, Kona, Hawaii, 1862. Prof. Pilger who had revised the
Santalaceae preliminarily, recognized it as a distinct species and
marked it Santalum affine n. sp. Pilger. The plant is here named
for Prof. Pilger. The specimen in the Berlin Herbarium is identical
with the writer's plants from Pulehua, Kona, Hawaii. Santalum
Pilgeri var. luteum Rock, n. v. A medium sized tree 10-15 m. high,
with a straight trunk 3 dm. or more in diameter, bark darK gray,
deeply corrugated, several centimeters thick, branches stiff;
leaves thin, chartaceous, ovate-oblcng to elliptical, acute at both
ends, 6-8 cm. long, 2.5-3.5 cm. wide, glossy shining above,
yellowish-green and dull underneath, on petioles of 1 cm.;
inflorescence paniculate, and axillary, the rhachis short 1-1.5
cm., pubescent throughout, perigone smaller than in the species,
the obconical tube less broad, 2.5 mm., otherwise as in the
species; drupe ovate, the size of a ripe olive, 14 mm. loi;g and 9
mm. thick, purplishblack, with an acute conical vertex, putamen
smooth. Hawaii: On the lava flows of South and North Kona; Huehue
to Puuwaawaa, North Kona, slopes of Mt. Hu-alalai, elevation
2,000-3,000 feet, flowering June. 1909, Rock, type No. 3728 in the
College of Hawaii Herbari-um;--Kapua, South Kona, flowering
January, 1912, Rock No. 12515 in the College of Hawaii Herbarium.
This variety is not uncommon on the lava flows between Huehue an...
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