Flowers: The flowers are white or cream-colored and clustered. Flowers emerge in groups of three, with all flowers stalked. They are sometimes blushed with pink, purple or violet and have a pleasant fragrance. They have an irregular shape with five petals (about 2 cm long) - all on one side of the flower like a semi-circle making them appear to have been torn in half and resulting in the vernacular name \"half-flower\". The flowers grow in small clusters from between the leaves at the ends of the stems (Randall Marinelli & Brooklyn Botanic Garden 1996; University of Hawai'i 2001; Lockhart Undated).
Fruit: The round to elliptical drupes measure about 1 to 1.7 cm wide and are coloured white to yellowish-white. Fruits are fleshy berries containing beige corky ridged seeds. The inside of the fruit is corky and the fruits are buoyant (Randall Marinelli & Brooklyn Botanic Garden 1996; University of Hawai'i 2001; Lockhart Undated).
Look for first (Lockhart Undated):
For futher details and a picture guide please see: Lockhart Undated. Please note that the synonym S. taccada is used by Lockhart (Undated).
Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment
Review: Under expert review
Publication date: 2010-02-15
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2023) Species profile: Scaevola sericea. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1532 on 28-05-2023.