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Cheirodendron forbesii

Cheirodendron forbesii (Sherff) Lowry

Olapa

Araliaceae (Ginseng family)

Synonym(s): Cheirodendron kauaiense var. forbesii

USDA Symbol: CHFO4

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Wet forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Bibliography

Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Cheirodendron forbesii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cheirodendron forbesii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cheirodendron forbesii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-12-10
Research By: CBR

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