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Taxon: Metrosideros excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn.

 
Genus: Metrosideros
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Metrosidereae
Nomen number: 24206
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 1:172, t. 34, fig. 8. 1788
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jan-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 10 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (used in New Zealand as Christamas tree)
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand [North Island]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia (s.e.)


References:

  1. Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961-. Flora of New Zealand.
  2. Carr, G. 2002. pers. comm. via e-mail from J. R. Hosking on 9 Jul Note: natzd. in heath in Victoria, Australia
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  6. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  7. Richardson, D. & M. Rejmanek. 1999. Metrosideros excelsa takes off in the fynbos. Veld Fl. (1971-1974; 1975+) 85:14-16.
  8. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  9. Australia's Virtual Herbarium (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Metrosideros excelsa Sol. ex Gaertn. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24206. Accessed 15 July 2019.