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Charpentiera ovata var. ovata

Charpentiera ovata Gaudich. var. ovata

Koolau Range Papala, Papala

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)



USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Utricle. Seeds shiny black.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Wet and mesic forests.


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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Web Reference

Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

USDA: Find Charpentiera ovata var. ovata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Charpentiera ovata var. ovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Charpentiera ovata var. ovata


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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