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Updated 2/21/2015

Family Myrtaceae


Metrosideros polymorpha var. polymorpha

Wa'ahila ridge, Oahu


Palikea, Oahu

Haleakala NP, Maui


Saddle Road, Hawaii

Kapi'olani Garden, Oahu


The most common & widespread of member of the genus. Shrub or small tree of middle to high elevations from Oahu to Hawaii.  Ovate to suborbicular leaves with rolled margins & undersides densely coated with hair.  Apex rounded to retuse, base cordate.  Flowers red, rarely orange, yellow, or white.