Cheirodendron trigynum

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Cheirodendron trigynum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Cheirodendron
Species: C. trigynum
Binomial name
Cheirodendron trigynum
(Gaudich.) Heller

Cheirodendron trigynum, also known as ʻŌlapa or Common Cheirodendron, is a species of flowering plant in the ginseng family, Araliaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii. It is a medium-sized tree, reaching a height of 12–15 m (39–49 ft) and a trunk diameter of 0.6 m (2.0 ft).[1] ʻŌlapa inhabits mixed mesic and wet forests at elevations of 310–2,190 m (1,020–7,190 ft) on all main islands, where it is an abundant understory epiphyte.[2]


  1. ^ Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "ʻŌlapa, common cheirodendron" (PDF). United States Forest Service. 
  2. ^ "Cheirodendron trigynum (Gaud.) A. Heller". Plants of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. University of Hawaii. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 

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