Charpentiera obovata, known as Pāpala, is a species of flowering shrub or small tree in the pigweed family, Amaranthaceae, that is endemic to Hawaiʻi. It inhabits dry, coastal mesic, mixed mesic, and wet forests at elevations of 190–1,750 metres (620–5,740 ft) on all main islands. C. obovata reaches a height of 4.6–9.1 metres (15–30 ft) and a trunk diameter of 0.1–0.6 metres (0.33–1.97 ft).
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