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Papala (Charpentiera densiflora)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 161069
  • Lifeform: Tree
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Papala (Charpentiera densiflora) located in the wild?


found in gulches in mesic forest areas



States & Provinces:

Papala can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Papala (Charpentiera densiflora)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

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Taxon Charpentiera densiflora
Authority Sohmer
Family Amaranthaceae
CPC Number 901
ITIS 20788
Duration Perennial
Common Names Dense-flowered Charpentiera | Papala | Napali coast papala
Associated Scientific Names Charpentiera densiflora
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships


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