Cheirodendron platyphyllum

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Cheirodendron platyphyllum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Cheirodendron
Species: C. platyphyllum
Binomial name
Cheirodendron platyphyllum
(Hook. & Arn.) Seem.

C. p. kauaiense (Krajina) Lowry
C. p. platyphyllum (Hook. & Arn.) Seem.[1]

Cheirodendron platyphyllum, also known as Lapalapa, is a species of flowering plant in the ginseng family, Araliaceae, that is endemic to the islands of Oʻahu and Kauaʻi in Hawaii. It is a small tree, reaching a height of 8 m (26 ft) and a trunk diameter of 20 cm (7.9 in). Lapalapa inhabits wet forests and bogs at elevations of 670–1,520 m (2,200–4,990 ft).[2]


  1. ^ "Cheirodendron platyphyllum (Hook. & Arn.) Seem". ITIS Standard Reports. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "Lapalapa" (PDF). United States Forest Service. 

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