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Common name

English: Fire Tree, Metrosídero, Pōhutukawa

German: Neuseeländischer Weihnachtsbaum

Portuguese: Árvore-de-fogo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Myrtaceae (20)(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

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: red

External links

Check for Metrosideros excelsa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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