Metrosideros excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn.

Common name

English: Fire Tree, Metrosídero, Pōhutukawa

German: Neuseeländischer Weihnachtsbaum

Portuguese: Árvore-de-fogo


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Myrtales (71)

        Family: Myrtaceae (17) (family description)

          Genus: Metrosideros (1)

           Epithet: excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn. (2)

Synonyms: Metrosideros tomentosa A.Rich., Nania tomentosa (A.Rich.) Kuntze

excelsa => high, elevated

tomentosa => densely covered with short, soft, tangled hairs


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red

External links

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