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Charpentiera obovata
(Amaranthaceae)

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Species description or overview

Charpentiera obovata information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Charpentiera obovata--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

Charpentiera obovata information from "Common forest trees of Hawaii" View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Charpentiera obovata is presented with respect to this species being a forest tree in Hawaii. The information on this site is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) 1989 publication by Little and Skolmen entitled "Common forest trees of Hawaii (native and introduced)."


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Charpentiera obovata
Nomenclatural information about Charpentiera obovata is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Charpentiera obovata information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Charpentiera obovata--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Charpentiera obovata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Charpentiera obovata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Charpentiera obovata
Nomenclatural information about Charpentiera obovata is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Cultivation & propagation

Charpentiera obovata information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Charpentiera obovata--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

Got Erosion? ... Plant!
Native species that can combat soil loss are the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 12/19/2003).

In the Garden: Papala will attract much attention
Papala (Charpentiera obovata), called Hawaii's pyrotechnic plant, is the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 4/7/2006).


Images

Images of Charpentiera obovata (Amaranthaceae) (papala)
Links to high-resolution free images of Charpentiera obovata (Amaranthaceae) (papala) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Charpentiera obovata information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Charpentiera obovata in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Charpentiera obovata images from Native Plants Hawaii
Images of Charpentiera obovata are provided on the Native Plants Hawaii website.

Charpentiera obovata images by Jupiter Nielsen
Images of Charpentiera obovata are provided online by Maui artist/photographer Jupiter Nielsen.


Distribution

Charpentiera obovata information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Charpentiera obovata in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Charpentiera obovata information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Charpentiera obovata--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Where to see this species

Auwahi - Dry forest of Maui
Images, history, and ethnobotany of Auwahi are on the HEAR website.


Full-text articles

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


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