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Cheirodendron trigynum on Maui
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Subfamily: Aralioideae
Genus: Cheirodendron
Nutt. ex Seem.

Cheirodendron is a genus of flowering plant in the ivy family, Araliaceae. All six species in the genus are endemic to Polynesia. The five Hawaiian species are generally called ʻōlapa, and occur in wet forests on all major islands as well as some mesic forests, such as Kipuka Puaulu.



  1. ^ Florence, J. (1998). "Cheirodendron bastardianum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T35047A9908349. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1998.RLTS.T35047A9908349.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c "olapa, lapa, lapalapa". Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  3. ^ Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "Lapalapa" (PDF). United States Forest Service. 
  4. ^ Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "ʻŌlapa, common cheirodendron" (PDF). United States Forest Service. 

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