Taxon: Metrosideros collina (J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.) A. Gray

Genus: Metrosideros
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Metrosidereae
Nomen number: 401770
Place of publication: C. Wilkes, U.S. Expl. Exped., Phan. 15:558. 1854
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Metrosideros collina auct. (= M. polymorpha Gaudich.)
Name Verified on: 06-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Jan-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • vunga  (Source: F Viti) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Pacific

    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia Marquesas Islands, Society Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji ; Vanuatu

  • Cultivated


  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)

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